So in this post I'm going to tell you 7 things that I love and hate about this time of year. Hopefully this goes well as I haven't planned this post because I was meant to be doing more of a gift guide but it was really similar as the one I'm doing tomorrow so yeaaaah.
Things I hate (I might as well rant first and end on a positive note!):
1. Rude people.
I mean this goes for the whole year round but it seems that it is at it's worst at this time of year. I get it. You're in a rush, it's hot, and busy but newsflash, You're not royalty. Manners don't cost a single penny. If I go out of my way for you I would be extremely grateful if you said thank you or even just one of those, very British, nods. You also get people who just push you out of the way, like wow, don't even get me started.
2. When someone drops something.
Sounds weird, I know but when someone drops something it's nice to help them on their way. especially if they are kind of old, It's just polite people!
Oh my god. There is nothing more annoying than this. Taking your children shopping. Fair enough but at least control them for crying out loud. Letting them push trolleys or the little baskets with wheels when it's busy is a bad idea fyi. Or when the parents decide to use the biggest push chair/pram in the world and block a full isle. If I ask politely to come past please don't just ignore me and carry on staring at the shelves, I mean isn't that just selfish?! Besides I'm pretty sure, if you are a nice person, someone wouldn't mind looking after your child while you run errands.
I hate when its Christmas Day and it slides into the evening and you're just like 'oh' that's it. As a child it's not the case because you have toys to play with but as you get older it gets boring. The lead up to Christmas is sometimes more exiting than the day.
5. Feeling pressured to socialise.
Don't get me wrong, it's lovely to see friends and family but personally I like my own company. I like to be alone sometimes. I mean, half of my family aren't even bothered about me at all and haven't spoken to me in many years - there loss I guess, so this means I don't see a lot of family. But on Christmas day, you've been with your family all day opening presents, eating your meal maybe even watched a film or something, and then more family come round, and more, it just gets too much for me sometimes. I don't know.
6. When people posts pictures of what they receive.
So around this time of year, parents or even teens now, because of technology, post pictures of what they have received. The most aggravating thing is seeing a full grown adult gloating about how many presents are under their tree. It's so inconsiderate. Some people don't get a lot, remember that. Personally, I used to get a fair amount but not once did I broadcast it. Yes, I was still thankful, very thankful. But I just didn't feel the need to show it to the world.
7. Finally I love just about everything else about Christmas. The food, giving gifts, how it's cold, everything is so pretty and so on. It is such a nice time of the year, probably the best to be quite honest. Despite of everything I've said above, I still love it. Even when my dads childish side comes out! That is it for this post.