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Bah ! Humbug !

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So... Xmas is on it's way. The leviathan task of card sending is in full swing, the behemoth that is appropriate present purchasing is upon us and every now and then there is a repeat on the telly to disturb the implacable march of seasonal adverts imploring us all to the purchase of further gobbets of tasteless junk &/or salt laden, fat sodden, sugar glazed & nutritionally deficient calorific goo !

Anyone else out there feel like the exercise-wheel they're chained to, got shifted up a gear or two lately ?

When was the last time I actually derived any personal pleasure from the processes of the season ? I'm sure I cannot recall...

This year, more so than any before, the whole Xmas preparation feels like the unpaid, unwanted necessity of a hateful profession !

And to what end ???

Sure, the delighteed look on the kids' faces as they open up their presents at 6AM on the 25th. - just before they realise that what the others' have been given is what they had actually wanted for themselves ! The sudden inability to understand the concept of sharing and patience !

Several hours of peeling, basting, mashing and otherwise preparing loads of Xmas foodstuffs and the inevitable battle to prevent the kids from devouring all of the choccies and other sweetmeats that they have just unwrapped !

I do not know... I feel caught up in the implacable whirlwind as never before, this year.

 

Or maybe I am just turning into Ebeneezer Scrooge ? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" />

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im with you.. people are sold on xmas.. i fancied a curry this year.. no way said the missus and my and he rparents you have to have a roast with turkey.. er why? ok i can understand the kids getting excited but even my 14 yr old has come to terms with the concept thats it totatly materialistic..

a nice walk to church in the morning or with the dog if i get up late.. lunch with the usual and few drinks.. plus a game of jenga thet turns into a fight.. perfect.. presents for kids and the elderly only, no cards apart from to frds/family who live far away (like abroad) and no text greetings.. christmas, its become a fairly depressing machine

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Curry on Christmas day????????? Curry is for the next 2 weeks after Christmas...........Why oh why do wives always think they have to buy a turkey so large they could feed half of Africa? Every year i tell her not to buy a big turkey, off she goes shopping with her daughters.......Home she comes with an Osterich in the car.

Every year we set a limit on what we spend on presents, every year we overspend by enough to settle the third world debt.

But hey.....what the hell would we find to moan about for the rest of the year if we didn't have Christmas?? Can't wait personally........Oh.....Merry Christmas everyone!

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Best way out of eating the left over turkey is in my opinion best served by one of the following two ways.

 

1) Visit a relation for Xmas Day only.

 

2) Go on holiday somewhere.

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So clear my feelings at the same stage in life that all these comments are made from

Me now? just entering the (little!) bit older stage where every one else is responsible and I can simply enjoy the company of my sons across various christmas days and have some rare but real quality time with them their little families and in particular my two lovely grandaughters

Christmas is about the innocent and can only be truly enjoyed whilst we have any left or we share with others who are

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Well said pabird. For once, we agree !

 

Unfortuantely, our eldest Grand-Child is now nearly nine and has realised how he's been conned over the past few years, so I won't be ringing him up on Christmas Eve this year, disguising my voice and pretending to be Father Christams.

 

How time flies !!

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He recognised me almost straight away at our local Social Club kids party the other day ! God knows how !

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Food Shopping, I hate it at the best of time, but Christmas time what a fcking nightmare, first of all you have to listen to [****!!****] music being pipped out for your entire stay, as they have not got enough christmas music, they pump it out on a loop, depressing stuff then que to pay, you stand behind someone who is shopping for 3 months, because we all know the shops will be closed forever and we all need enough food to last for our entire lives.

 

Don't people realize come Boxing day, they are all open again. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

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Did you know that all big stores who have a 'Santa's Grotto' ' for the kids, MUST have every little visitor video-taped on C.C.T.V. to make sure they are not abused ?

 

Whilst I absolutely DETEST child-molestors, I find this going a little too far !

 

Again - In our local new super-dooper swimming and sports centre, camera's are strictly FORBIDDEN !

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Gary Glitter has a lot to answer for ! [color:"black"]

 

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Political Correctness gone bleedin' mad !

 

It's all B-O-L-L-O-X !!

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