I'm just going to whine.
I do my Christmas shopping early so I don't have crazy days.
And then comes a last minute Christmas party at the office.
And Secret Santa.
I was in the mall, it was a madhouse. I couldn't believe it.
And I'm showing. So you might think someone would say, "Hey, make some room for the pregnant lady." You would be wrong. I even got an elbow in the side of my stomach from this one woman who apparently thought I was going to grab a blouse she wanted. I said, "Excuse me?" She looked to see how mad I was (and I was pretty mad) and when she saw it was for real, she started giving this wordy apology.
But can you believe that? Elbowing a pregnant woman in the stomach?
So here's a tip for everyone about office Christmas parties.
Don't call it a Christmas party if it's not one.
And don't put someone in charge of Christmas party if they don't celebrate Christmas.
The party is tomorrow and is going to be a nightmare. Even with the shopping I did tonight. (I got table cloths, decorations, red and green plates and napkins, etc.) I got a smoked turkey (thanks to a friend) so we'll have that. If I can run by the grocery store before work, I'll grab some other things. But this party is going to be sandwiches. I'm not joking. And they're all cheese or pimento cheese because the person in charge doesn't celebrate Christmas or eat meat.
That's why I'm bringing a smoked turkey. I'd love to grab some stuff from the deli tomorrow morning. I'd gladly take potato salad just to have potatoes (I doubt the deli will have mashed potatoes). I'll grab some mac and cheese there as well. And some beans of some form. Anything that can go towards a spread. Because I don't see sandwiches going over well and that's before we get to the idea that they're all cheese or pimento cheese.
They'll probably have some ham so I'll grab some of that. And they'll have dressing which I will surely grab.
And if they had called it a holiday party, the sandwiches wouldn't have gone over because of the kind but sandwiches would have been fine. But people see "Christmas lunch party" and they're all assuming this is going to be a major spread.
So that was my entire after work evening.
And I was pissed about that woman elbowing me.
I'm not joking.
She's damn lucky she more grazed me than hit me because I would have demanded the police arrest her. And if she'd tried to walk off while we waited for the police, I would've grabbed her by her dollar store weave and made sure she didn't go anywhere.
Oh holiday joy. (Don't I sound like I'm in the spirit! I'm being sarcastic.)
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