Anyone here who hate the holidays? - page 4

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I love the holidays. Is there anyone here who doesn't? Please share your most dreadful or most memorable holiday stories. :) Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below!... Read More


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    I absolutely love Christmas and it's my favorite time of the year. The decorations, the food, the lights. The presents mean little to me because financially my husband and I are in a place where if we want or need something, within reason, we can afford it.


    Black Friday? Ha. I think it's hilarious. It gives retailers a taste of having to work holidays, something many of us have had to do for years. I don't participate though, and don't agree with it starting on Thursdays now, but if you work in retail, suck it up already. Nurses and doctors have worked holidays for years, and we don't whine and complain about it.
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    That is disgusting! Debt is nothing to joke about. Kids need to be taught no sometimes and they cant have all the latest toys. Especially these days. Toys are no longer about leggos and those sorts of things. its about computers portable game systems, Ipads, really expensive stuff! Personally I am 35 and did not grow up with all of that stuff, and I had a great childhood!
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    I agree with the part about them whining and complaining. Get over it! The protests at Target I think it was was made me laugh. Yeah anyone in the medical field, and many in the service industry are required to work holidays. Be grateful you have a job. They are most likely getting paid a lot to work those days anyways.
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    I love the holidays although I am bummed every year when Santa doesn't come.
    What I REALLY hate is a headline with a grammatical mistake. I believe it should read: "Anyone Here Who Hates the Holidays".
    I will now put my editor's red pencil back in the desk.
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    Quote from lpn954
    I agree with the part about them whining and complaining. Get over it! The protests at Target I think it was was made me laugh. Yeah anyone in the medical field, and many in the service industry are required to work holidays. Be grateful you have a job. They are most likely getting paid a lot to work those days anyways.
    In the medical field, sure we have combative patients. But at least we don't have several hundred cold, angry, and sleep-deprived idiots prepared to bust down the doors to your hospital/facility/clinic at exactly 4:30 AM so they can go shopping.

    I think it’s more of a safety issue. The barbaric behavior that takes place at those sales scares me to death. I completely understand not wanting to work on Black Friday in retail, where I run the risk of being trampled or maced by a stampede of angry shoppers looking to duke it out over the last couple of iPads.
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    One of the beautiful things about being an adult is you really, truly, don't have to do anything you don't want to - even if you feel guilty. A few years back my spouse and I had enough of the fake Christmas cheer @ his mothers house (most of my family is dead). We got tired of feeling obligated to spend money on people we #1 don't like, #2 don't ever see or #3 don't really know. So, we made it clear, politely, that we were not going to participate in gift exchange because, as others have posted, we don't need more socks, etc. We did ask those who would like/can't resist buying for the holidays to donate whatever they planned to spend on us to either the local humane society or the local council on aging meals on wheels program as those two places need the funds far more than we need anything. My spouse and I also don't buy gifts for each other at holidays/anniversary or cards. While I know some people are really sentimental, to me, when those days come around and my spouse takes off work so we can go camping or to a nicer resturant and just talk means more than a bottle of perfume that I could buy for myself. TIME is what matters most to me not clothes, etc.
    Some people around us understood, some got mad, some verbalized being relieved because of their economic state - we have not wavered in the 6 yrs we have been married on this and feel no guilt, no obligation, no stress.
    As far as those who protest stores opening on Thanksgiving, etc. Part of this is because of the economy being soooo lousy the stores are trying to keep making money, plus (and this isn't to get into politics) but for smaller businesses the Obama care is going to cost them more than they anticipated and many did not prepare...but my opinion is if you disagree with it - then don't shop that day. Very simple. Not everything in the world needs to be made into a federal case.
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    I'm with SweettartRN's opinion....I love the holidays, but much rather prefer making cookies, washcloths or scarves for people than buying them something they don't need or want. My partner and I were able to afford whatever we wanted in the past before I went back to school, so material gifts also don't mean much. My hobbies sometimes require pretty specific equipment, nearly impossible to find at the local Target.
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    Quote from Marshall1
    TIME is what matters most to me not clothes, etc.
    As far as those who protest stores opening on Thanksgiving, etc. Part of this is because of the economy being soooo lousy the stores are trying to keep making money, plus (and this isn't to get into politics) but for smaller businesses the Obama care is going to cost them more than they anticipated and many did not prepare...but my opinion is if you disagree with it - then don't shop that day. Very simple. Not everything in the world needs to be made into a federal case.
    I have no problem with the stores trying to make money-- aren't we all trying? Fine if they open on Thanksgiving.

    I simply don't like the idea of an uncivilized free-for-all. I dislike the way our culture has allowed this silly behavior on Black Friday to exist. It is never okay to harm someone, and it certainly isn't okay to harm someone over a meaningless object that will end up in your closet in a couple of weeks anyway.
    You said TIME matters--and you are SO right. The holiday season has unfortunately turned into a gift-giving contest-- especially with my extended family. I ask every year for money to be donated to charities but my wishes fall on deaf ears.

    Given the number of people lined up outside BestBuy on Thanksgiving night...They don't care about time.
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    I love the meaning of the holidays, the warmth shared, the extra pay on the actual holiday, but I have never been a big fan of decor, over-emotional displays, or going whole hog for things that one never bothers with the rest of the year. I could do without the increased suicide rates, crowded stores, horrible traffic conditions, and lack of parking.
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    Quote from SweettartRN
    I absolutely love Christmas and it's my favorite time of the year. The decorations, the food, the lights. The presents mean little to me because financially my husband and I are in a place where if we want or need something, within reason, we can afford it.


    Black Friday? Ha. I think it's hilarious. It gives retailers a taste of having to work holidays, something many of us have had to do for years. I don't participate though, and don't agree with it starting on Thursdays now, but if you work in retail, suck it up already. Nurses and doctors have worked holidays for years, and we don't whine and complain about it.
    Umm...nurses and doctors are compensated accordingly. If you make 7.50 an hour as a cashier then you're gonna make 7.50 an hour on Christmas day also.

    I don't think comparing doing your job as a nurse on a holiday (which doesn't really change the workload) is a fair comparison to people who have to work 5x as hard in addition to it being a holiday AND they don't get paid extra for it.

    Not to mention, there must be a completely different feeling about your customers being rude, inconsiderate, greedy scumbags who just HAD to have ANOTHER pie for their already obese family ....and your "customer" being a woman who went into labor or a kid who needs an appendectomy?
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