Saturday, December 12, 2009

The fifth pain of Christmas

My pal Steven asked if I was going to be able to come up with 12 things I dislike at Christmas, and then said if anyone could come up with a list of negative things, I can. I think he was kidding. Regardless, next up.......

The fifth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me.........

Returning Christmas gifts. It happens to us all. Someone buys us the wrong size, buys you something you already have several of. Speaking of which, I learned a lesson one Christmas. Do not tell several people you want or need the same thing for Christmas. I did that. That's the year everyone gave me a pair of gloves. :-)

Anyway, it is a pain to return something after Christmas - ever see those lines?! It makes you want to go screaming away. I've seen people marry, raise kids, and send them off to college while waiting in the Christmas returns line. OK, I really didn't, but you get the picture.

I have actually kept things people gave me that I didn't need or want, all because I hate returning things after Christmas. That's why you will find several hairbrushes, soap, cologne in my drawer - stuff I never use. OK, I made that up too. No one has given me a hairbrush or comb since I started shaving my head, but if someone did, I'd never part with it! And I do use soap!

In all honesty, I am pretty easy to please, and haven't got too much I didn't need or want. Other than Bart Simpson stuff. One of my sisters, I won't say which one, but she is a pastor's wife - for years has been buying me Bart Simpson stuff. Boxers, tape of Bart Simson singing, poster - all kinds of stuff, and she loves to grab the item when I'm not looking, and wrap it up for the next year. :-)

Well, I digressed. Anyway, it is a pain to return stuff after Christmas!


Steve-n-Deb said...

It's impossible to part with a comb when you don't have hair.