Oh, thank God I'm not the only one. I am SO STRESSED OUT
right now I can't stand it! All the office-related last minute forced gaiety isn't helping, I might add. TWO days ago, my boss proposed we have out usual Christmas gift exchange and potluck. Well, normally we plan this weeks ahead of time, and I just lost it. I said, "I'm sorry, but a gift exchange in 2 days? I'm supposed to run out in the 2 hours I have after work before the stores close and buy something? I'm sorry, that's just not reasonable, and I don't need the extra stress."
She reluctantly agreed, over the squealed protests of some of my colleagues. So we're having just the potluck today. Guess what? My boss and 2 of my co-workers gave me (small) gifts anyway. So now I have 3 people to add to my last-minute shopping list. And of course I feel completely petty being pissed off about someone buying me a gift, but it just feels like another obligation to me right now.
Add to that the fact that none of my brothers are getting back to me on my request for ideas on what to buy their kids, and the fact that the brother in charge of drawing the (adult) names and letting everyone know who they got, did not do it the day after Thanksgiving as promised but waited until Dec. 6th--yeah, I'm a little behind this year.
Hi, I'm Mrs. Scrooge. I hate the holidays.