My daughter Christine is all stressed about Christmas. She is a nurse/receptionist at a doctor's office and naturally all day people wish her a Merry Christmas and ask if she is ready for Christmas Day. At first she would smile and said, "Oh yes, thank you and Merry Christmas too." But things have changed.
She told me she felt so overwhelmed by Christmas today that she gave up and her true thoughts came pouring out. People asked her if she's ready and she says, "No, I work full-time. I can't get ready." When a male patient said anything about Christmas she replied, "You better be helping your wife!"
That came up because yesterday Christine's husband told her she had to buy gifts for his niece and nephew and some friends were coming over in a few days and she had to buy a gift for their little boy because the friends were bringing gifts for their girls.
They were in my downstairs apartment during this conversation.
He ended with, "I'm going out to play hockey and go for beers.
Christine put her head in her hands, went upstairs, came back down and said, "I had to take a pill so I won't call a lawyer and serve him with divorce papers tomorrow. I'm okay, I feel better now, she said with a smile."
I hope she takes a pill before going to work tomorrow.