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Why are People So Mean Around the Holidays?

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 08:00 PM
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What a shame that people have no tolerance for their fellow humans.

Within the past two weeks i've had to break up fights at work, that is, people in line waiting to pay for their precious Christmas stuff. Hell, if you dont like the holidays, why go out???

Look, you grumpy old coots: If you cant be civilized in public then stay home where you belong. And that goes double for men who abuse their wives in public, verbally- I wish they would stop embarassing themselves!!

Oh, its not just men. Women are abusive to their husbands as well and make them look like fools.

Why the celebration? Why go out and buy anything? These malcontents dont have any good days! Its just for show, i suppose, just for that one day when maybe, just maybe, they might behave themselves for a half hour just to let others think they're human. :shk:

I have a suggestion: Stay the hell home and do us all a favor.

As for the "cashier", just because i do that now doesnt mean that's all i'm good for. I've gone places they've only dreamed of going. Jackarses should stay home. There ought to be a law.


Rant is over.

( speaking of which, this should be in the rant forum. Sorry)




posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 08:13 PM
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One of the main reasons people are mean during the holidays is because they are spending money on presents for people they care nothing about.

2. during the holidays, people drink alcohol way to much and are either drunk or suffering a hangover and that can make you mean.

3. Seeing the crass commercialism makes some people a little testy. I'm one of em, but I try to keep it to myself.

4. Some people are lonely during the holidays and the see other people out enjoying themselves and it pisses them off. And they express it.

5. The traffic is worse than usual and that can trigger rage like nothing else.

so.......

I either go out shopping after my gig. Usually about 2am when it's not crowded or I take your advice dg and stay home.

and a Merry Christmas to you all....



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 08:38 PM
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I have done your job as a cashier before for Wal-mart and I learned to abhor the holiday season while there.

I would hazard a guess that people are mean because they are already stressed out with day to day life in this world that is all about money and what you own and now they have to spend more money they do not have to buy expensive gifts that the media has programmed everyone into wanting.

The average american is in debt to their eyeballs and then christmas rolls around and more stress is dumped on them.

Add in mass crowds in shopping places, working overtime to have more money for the holiday, more traffic on the roads and struggles to get the items on your lists... people just lose it.

It is sad and I agree with you. If someone is incapable of being polite in public, they should stay at home. No one else wants to have to deal with them.

VV



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 08:48 PM
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Well, first and foremost, holidays, particularly Christmas has entirely lost its meaning. It's no longer about the birth of the messiah or even about being with family. Instead, in today's day and age, it's about what you're going to get someone and how much you're going to spend on them.. :shk: Shameful, really.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:20 PM
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This sounds really old fashioned, but wouldn't it be nice to have a Christmas where you had to make something for someone, maybe a nice coffee cake for a neighbor, or a scarf for a friend. Guys can make things too. I make a lot of gifts every year and I get so much more pleasure out of giving something that I've made than I ever have out of buying something for someone.

Some people have gotten really lucky too and recieved some of my quilts as gifts. Yeah, you have to buy the supplies to make stuff, but..it's still different...at least it is to me



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:41 AM
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I think people should go back to baking brownies or something. :shk:

I hate to be on the receiving end of all the abusive treatment, dont get me wrong, there are plenty of nice people, but those few who are bitter and have a fowl mouth, :shk: should do the rest of us a favor and stay home.

Hyannis people as well as Nantucket residents have always been a little "different" but boy, lately i find myself looking for ways to go home early, or fantasizing about getting fired just so i can collect unemployment and be FREE of those obnoxious people.


After Christmas i will ask for only three days of work. That may get me fired, if so, i think i'll be happy. I hate retail, but there's nothing else here on this island.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 06:21 AM
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I'm gonna come shop at your store Dg and be nice to you, and then I'm going to go around and smile at everyone I see and wish them a Merry Christmas


Then I'm going to buy a couple of cases of cheap wine and go into Portland and wish all the homeless wino's a Merry Christmas...do you want to go with me DG? One thing you can be sure of....They'd wish us a Merry Christmas & be cheerful & full of Holiday cheer


[edit on 12/11/2007 by jensouth31]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I hate retail, but there's nothing else here on this island.


Yeah, I generally hate working with the public. Ironcially, I have worked retail for about eight years of my wroking history.. I personally think it should be mandatory that everyone works at least six months in the retail business that way they'd have a clue about the BS retailers have to put up with. Maybe then people wouldn't be so quick to expect "service with a smile." :shk:



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:15 AM
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I am never usually mean around the holidays, unless I go shopping. I absolutely hate going to walmart on the weekend. I've even seen commercials about how they have more lanes open, but they only open one or two more. Then I end up waiting longer in line than it took me to grab what I went for in the first place. Even if they would shut down just one express lane and open the self checkout, they would have more lanes open. If they did that here, it would shut down one, but open up 5 of the self-checkouts they have. But that would probably make more sense.


I don't blame the checkers....... but the management.
I usually end up avoiding walmart on the weekend and will go to places that I end up paying a few dollars more. But at least I don't start fighting with people.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by jensouth31
This sounds really old fashioned, but wouldn't it be nice to have a Christmas where you had to make something for someone, maybe a nice coffee cake for a neighbor, or a scarf for a friend. Guys can make things too. I make a lot of gifts every year and I get so much more pleasure out of giving something that I've made than I ever have out of buying something for someone.

Some people have gotten really lucky too and recieved some of my quilts as gifts. Yeah, you have to buy the supplies to make stuff, but..it's still different...at least it is to me


I definitely agree.

I'm a painter, so I'd paint pictures for my parents. The thing is, people don't have enough time to make something nice for everyone, but I honestly think it means a lot more when it's not just taken off a shelf. If someone painted me a picture for Christmas, I know I'd treasure it more than anything from a retail store.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 11:58 PM
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Yea, dgtempe Why don't they just stay home and order on-line.

I'll tell ya why! Most of the Big Companies web-sites are screwed up!
Giving you error reports, errors on page, AND NOT giving you the discounts using their Stupid Promotional Codes!
Than when you finally make it through All that Crap! You feel confident your order is in good hands and will be delivered on time. RIGHT? NOT......they send you and e-mail saying, That said item IS OUT OF STOCK SORRY.


ok I'm done with my rant lol.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 12:19 AM
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About 15 Christmas's ago I made my little sister a leather purse. It took me six months to make and up to 5 hours a day! Each colorful bead was loving placed into a design. It had a long-leather punched shoulder strap (which was also beaded) and the purse was fairly large. I thought it turned out pretty darn good. When I gave it to my sister she acted gracious and all, but I never seen her use it to this day. I asked her hey Gloria what did you ever do with the purse I made you? Do you know what she said? "Oh, I think I left it at the old house when we moved."

Something tells me she didn't like it. Just a hunch tho. LOL

I sent her a Really Big Fruit Cake the following year. I knew she hated Fruit Cake! lol

[edit on 12/12/2007 by MountainStar]



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 07:30 AM
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Hmmm, fruit cake. That stuff reminds me of sand with a few bits of color on it.
You know who gives that out as presents? You guessed it. Someone who got it and hated it so much they pass it on to you!!!!!:shk:
If you're giving me a fruit cake, dont bother. I'd rather have a $1 lottery ticket or nothing.

Well, i'll tell you i work at the Hyannis, HOME DEPOT. Woe is me.

I like to keep a 2x4 near me just in case.


One thing is i've become an expert at wood, moulding, bla bla bla....just what a woman needs!!!


I highly recommend the Dewalt products


Anyway, yes, the grumpy people are out in full force. Got to love 'em.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 08:12 AM
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I sent her a Really Big Fruit Cake the following year. I knew she hated Fruit Cake! lol


I wish somebody would send me a fruit cake..I love those things! Why do people hate fruit cake? I think it's yummy...I want a rum cake too



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 08:21 AM
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Why are people So mean around the holidays?

Well, I would have to say that they are saving their 'kindness' for that one special day!

''Merry Christmas''!

ps...And no, I haven't forgotten your pink bikinis, ok!

so, be of good

helen



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by helen670
ps...And no, I haven't forgotten your pink bikinis, ok!


If Dg gets a pink bikini...can I have a fruit cake?

Send all your unwanted fruit cakes to me please...



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:11 AM
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Now Jen, why on earth would you want all the 'unwanted fruit cakes"?
There's a saying here in Australia......You Fruitcake!
Not sure if the saying is world wide?
:bnghd:

But, If I happen to get too much fruit cake,then you can gladly have all of my unwanted fruit cake!



Oh,and dgtempe wanted the pink bikinis because she liked the ones I put on members pics.....which by the way, I did not break ATS rules!
But, back to 'fruit cake' .....



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:12 AM
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I've been called a fruitcake before. I'll call you when I get in.

Merry Christmas to the cutest ladies on the www.
You all have no idea how you brighten my day.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:17 AM
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And I too, wish all, a very Merry Christmas to all the fruitcakes and non fruitcake lovers!





posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:33 AM
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Whaaa....are you an unwanted fruit cake? Send yourself to me! Take a dip in some rum first....I love fruit cakes


Helen...I saw that bikini
and yes fruit-cake[s] have a dual meaning here too.



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