Wow, been a while since this old classic was bumped back up... I was going to start a special "Holiday Edition" of this thread, but ultimately decided to just confine my whining to the usual place. So here goes:
Stuff that annoys the **** out of me when it comes to the Holidays:
1. The glitter EVERYWHERE - all over the house. This seems like a minor nuisance, but when the Christmas cards are pouring in daily (many covered in glitter), and the ornaments/decorations are going up all over the house (some with stupid glitter on them), despite one's best efforts, this glitter crap winds up ALL OVER the freakin' place. From the floors, to the couches, to the counter tops, to the toilet seats, to... It seems like everywhere I look, the gleam from some fleck of glitter that's gone astray catches my damned eye. Then, actually picking it up from wherever it is gets even worse. Only way that works is the ol' lick the finger and stick it method. Ugh.
2. Getting Christmas/Holiday cards from friends that ONLY show their kids, and not them (the parents). I'm sorry, but I see plenty of kids as it is. When it comes to my long lost friends from elementary school, Jr. High, High School, and college, I want to see what THEY are looking like 10 - 30 years after the fact, not their kids (exclusively). Unfortunately, it seems like 75% of the cards we get only show people's kids, as if their parents didn't even exist. Lame! Sorry for all of the folks in here that this issue probably applies to as well...
3. Having to keep the house spotless, and all of the latest SW acquisitions tucked away throughout the entire month of December, due to the constant barrage of cocktail/Holiday parties that the Mrs. likes to host. Week after week... "Clean your **** up! 20 people are going to be here in a couple of hours!"
Fortunately, I'm squeeky clean as it is, but hiding all of the newest stash is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge by the month. Oy.
4. Well, everyone hates the crowds, right? I guess that's a no-brainer.
So, any Holiday complaints from the rest of you...?