It comes the same time every year. And still I’m overwhelmed when it arrives. This year it seemed to arrive earlier as some stores had put out Christmas decorations well before Halloween. Not sure what’s up with that.
Over the years I have managed to
get rid of decrease the number of people on my Christmas list. It is currently at 10. 2 of which are work people. I am trying very hard to figure out how to let them know that I no longer want to participate in this annual tradition.
I do not need anything. My wants far exceed the price point that I am comfortable asking anyone to spend. I haven’t opened/used the gifts my co-workers gave me last year. I just don’t want to do it anymore.
I tried broaching the subject with one of my co-workers yesterday and she said she too doesn’t want anything this year. I started to get excited thinking I could finally get her off my list and INSTEAD she offered up gift cards. This year she wants gift cards.
Really you just can’t go out and get what you want without my giving you a gift card??? It’s not as if she’s saving up for something big either. She told me I could get her a gift card to either the book store or the liquor store.
So I’m supposed to get you a $XX gift card to X store in exchange for you getting me a $XX gift card to Y store!?! Can we just save ourselves the time & aggravation and I just go buy what I want and you do the same?
Am I being unreasonable?