but, I'm so glad that Halloween doesn't require awkward gift giving situations.
First of all, I STRESS over finding nice gifts for everyone. I hate that the season has put so much pressure into the "bigger, better" gifts, but I also hate giving someone a box of prepackaged summer sausages...bleh.
Then, my list grows, and grows, and grows... because I don't want to leave anyone out. Funny thing about a growing shopping list, it causes the bank account to shrink and shrink and shrink ;)
Then, there's the awkward work/"holiday" situation. It's all a matter of being politically correct and blah, blah, blah. I celebrate Christmas, but I would in no way be offended if someone wished me a happy Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Yule or anything else that is celebrated this time of year. I'd look at it as an oppurtunity to learn more about the different celebrations.
And FINALLY... there's the work gift giving situation. About 5 presents were left on my desk yesterday, three without names, one with just a first name and thankfully one with a first and last name. I though that the one with just the first name, was from a co-woker, that is in the cubical next to me. When I thanked him for the gift, he gave me a very confused and embarassed look and said, "What?".... apparently, it's from another co-work with the same name that I don't work as closely with and didn't expect a gift from...awkward!!!
TOO MUCH STRESS!
I miss Halloween =)