is everywhere. How is it that every single place I might want to go has decided that I want to listen to Christmas music? If it ever was tolerable in small doses, it becomes maddeningly violence-provoking at the over-saturation level we find ourselves in at the moment. I'm surprised people aren't stabbing themselves on the streets to be honest. How will we all cope?
I had errands to run at 5 different places today, which is a lot for a Janet on any day. I started out mildly amused at the different types of Christmas music that was playing, but by the end of it, I was ready to impale myself on the nearest fence post. Nevermind that last night the drinks we went for with friends had LIVE Christmas music. Never mind that Uke group played ALL Christmas music the night before. I might already be mad.
I try to avoid such traumatic things. I try to set myself up for good outcomes. But I tell you, it's either stay home and not participate in the society expectations at all, or subject myself to a full on onslaught of Christmas cheer. Help I say. Help. Where is the safe places for those of us that just want to be with lovely people without fear of sleigh bells and Mariah Carey. Sorry Mariah, I hate to lump you in there, but if I was ever going to be a fan, those thoughts were banished with the Christmas music onslaught.
I apologize. Maybe there is a whole bunch of people that aren't feeling what I'm feeling and are loving all of this. If that's you, I'm glad you're happy. I'll just stay home with my crotchety self eating whatever I can find in the pantry because I'm too afraid to go to the grocery store.