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Thread: (leave me) Alone for Christmas. - A rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothitjulie View Post
    Years ago we booked a holiday in Egypt to get away from it, alas the hotel had an xmas tree & played damn xmas carols

    Fortunately there were places to escape from it, such as the beach
    Seems a bit out of place having Christmas decorations and carols when the sun is shining bright. Christmas is a world wide celebration except for those religions that do not believe in it.

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    never want to live alone on such occasions like christmas

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    Best thing I did over Xmas was temporary leave Facebook. SO all the Merry Xmas etc just passed on by. I don't HATE Christmas. I just think its a time to self reflect and do what you damn well want. I avoided shops, didn't EXPECT much for Christmas, and I've GOT to do dialysis around it anyway without question. We had a few family members round on boxing day for a meal and that was it.

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    Additional rant - Why do people who I'm barely on nodding terms with expect me to shake their hands today?

    Next year I think I'll revive a Scottish tradition and give them each a lump of coal and a "lang may yer lum reek"; that should confuse most of them.
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    I think the shaking hands thing is them wanting to pass on some deadly disease to you... bah humbug!

    I wholeheartedly support your confusing people with coal though, it's always fun, just remember that many of the youngsters won't have even seen coal so maybe they'll think it's an expensive gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothitjulie View Post
    many of the youngsters won't have even seen coal so maybe they'll think it's an expensive gift.
    Well it is made into jewelry, especially Jet and Anthracite but softer coals can be used as well.
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    I just fell across this rant again when looking for something else.

    Quote Originally Posted by gothitjulie View Post
    I think the shaking hands thing is them wanting to pass on some deadly disease to you... bah humbug!
    And look what happened a couple of months later.

    At least the 'You must all get together' ads and gossip news items should be missing or at least toned-down this year.

    But no doubt the jolly idiots will still want to shake hands (or even kiss you) at Christmas and New Year.

    I think I'll forget the New Year coal tradition and go with latex gloves instead.
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    I would like to see pubs shut Christmas eve and New Years Eve. Reduce the temptation to socialise with everybody and anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beau View Post
    I would like to see pubs shut Christmas eve and New Years Eve. Reduce the temptation to socialise with everybody and anybody.
    And spoil other peoples's enjoyment, not everyone is miserable being alone at Christmas & I talk from experience, there are a few benefits to living alone, eat what & when you like, having control of the TV remote, getting out of bed when you feel like it are just a few of the joys of living alone at Christmas or any other time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus607 View Post
    And spoil other peoples's enjoyment, not everyone is miserable being alone at Christmas & I talk from experience, there are a few benefits to living alone, eat what & when you like, having control of the TV remote, getting out of bed when you feel like it are just a few of the joys of living alone at Christmas or any other time.
    I appreciate that as I am often lonely. When it come to life or being extremely ill or even, God forbid, death, it is the much safer option. I have lost a close friend to this virus and that makes one even more aware.

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