A Cheap Chuckle to Relieve Holiday Stress
I was standing in line yesterday at the bookstore, across from which is the wine store. My holiday stress was hitting peak levels as I stood in line, and I was tempted to leave the gift (that has been on back order for three months) behind and head over to the wine store to grab me a bottle. The mounting holiday stress is evident, and it isn’t just me eyeing up a bottle of vino. You can tell by the looks on shopper’s faces that there is little revelling in the joy of the season going on while cruising the shops for the ultimate gift.
I ended up forgoing the wine and waited impatiently in line to make my purchase. After getting back home I realized I was in need of a laugh. I don’t mean a good hold-your-belly sort of chortle, I mean a downright giddy giggle at something entirely silly. Letting out a little laugh mixed with undertones of guilty, perverse pleasure somehow releases the tensions of the season. As if on cue, a co-worker of mine had a recommendation for just the silliness that I needed in ThemWeekly, a tongue-in-cheek gossip blog about the animal kingdom. Now before everyone jumps all over me with outrage, keep in mind that it is supposed to be goofy and nonsensical. You just have to go with it.
There. Aren't you feeling better already?
Posted By: Shopping Shorty