Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Astramax, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Totally pi:mad:ssed off with Christmas already!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek::mad::mad::mad:
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  2. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Astra! Why? :(

    Just try and make it the Christmas YOU want it to be for YOU (and your nearest). Any part of it you don't like, just avoid it - sit down and read a good book instead (no, not that one...)

    Ignore the commercialisation, the faux good-humour, the pretence goodwill, the whatevs you do not like.

    Christmas to me largely means food, starting with my wife's works 'do' tonite... :rolleyes:
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Christmas cooking.[​IMG]

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  4. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    And me. Utter sh1te every year, false smiling faces decorating houses to keep up with the Joneses, spending fortunes on keeping their kids entertained with video games and giving IPhones to eight year olds rather than actually putting effort in and spending time as a family, demanding their house gets finished in time for Xmas to an unrealistic deadline irrelevant that you might be working 7 days a week, whinge about paying you as they've spent all their money on aforementioned video games and IPhones, then once the long day is over, the hypocritical niceness and fake generosity dissipates and the country's started back up everyone's in limbo until after the new year, then they all rush out to buy even more cack in the new year sales with non existent funds, on credit cards they'll be paying off until March or so.

    Not a fan I'm afraid.
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Other Christmas cooking, me neither.

    Christmas tree is staying the loft this year, no way I'm getting it down,& only thing in the Christmas mood is the doorbell.:D

    Have had two weeks of hell, with a Christmas market here in Bath,it's been expands this year to even more streets, peeps nose to tail everywhere causing mayhem,even more traffic than usual causing gridlock.[​IMG]
    Had to venture out yesterday & this morning,took even longer to get around city,would be a lot easier if we didn't have stupid bus gates.
    And next year it's going to open a week longer.:mad:
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  6. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Ironically enough, that's the only part of the debacle I actually enjoy, the markets. Went to the Bath one two years ago, agree with you, the crowds were monolithic, didn't enjoy it a fraction of what I should have, couldn't move without bumping into someone, couldn't get to a stall and have a browse, just far too many bodies, couldn't get a seat in any pub, nowhere to sit down for a meal, just a real ball ache. By contrast the Cardiff one is heaving, but the pavements are wider and its spread out over a larger area so it's not so claustrophobic.
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    It was monolithic crowds last year,this year the crowds are even worse,due to market getting larger, & to make things worse today, Bath is home to Leinester with Rugby.[​IMG]

    Only that has amused me was Buro Happold Ltd,turning their offices into a giant Advent calendar.:)

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  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    My daughter attended the Bath market last week, totally manic she said.:(
  9. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    I is always pi:mad:ssed off with Christmas, in fact the fitting partner i have calls me "The Grinch" this time of the year :D

    Even as child, i never really enjoyed xmas. Last xmas i just cleared off to Marocco for a week, nice sun, nice food and no sign of xmas.......................heaven.
    Going to my mum and dad's this year, they don't like xmas will just be a holiday with loads of booze and food :D
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  10. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Blimey your all a bunch of miserable gits ain’t ya ...... (;)Apart from Allsorts)

    Make Christmas whatever you want it to be, and if that means a non event, well that’s just fine for you

    Nobody is forcing you to do anything. Yes the roads and shops may be busier than normal but this is a once a year event - just forward plan around it. So if your going shopping, have the sense to realise that at this time of year, it’s gonna take you a little longer

    The people trying to keep up with the Joneses, let em get on with it - why should it bother you or affect your day to day life. Their the morons, not you

    Xmas means all differant things to differant people - let everyone get on with whatever they want to do (Within the law of course)

    The people we should be feeling sorry for are the ones that DA Allsorts is gonna trap tonight at the wife’s Xmas do and bore the pants off them with his Brexit Debate

    No amount of booze is gonna save them ....... let’s all say a prayer together for them ;) Maybe not :D
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Enjoy, at least your Mrs works!:)
  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    They don't like cars in Bath
  13. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Or showers :D
  14. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

  15. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    Don't get stressed out about it , switch your radio to BBC radio 6 for the Craig Charles funk and soul on now
  16. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of Xmas but it also when my SAD is coming to a peak so not a good time.
  17. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    Don't you have a light box
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  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    No time to sit in front of one, I only realised the problem last year so this is my first winter knowing what's going on.
  19. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    Made a huge difference for my son , he has it above his computer screen so it's on all evening , I think just half an hour is enough of a top up if you don't live 24/7 in a cave
  20. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

    My wife suffers with it...
    She finally acknowledged it a few years ago when we went to Gran Canaria this time of year. She felt different as soon as we got out of the sirport into the sun.
    When we got back she got a light box.
    Life changing!

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