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General Chat Thread, Anyone else a grumpy git this Christmas? in General; I'm grumpy because: 1) Getting the Christmas reports sorted at work. 2) The weather sucks. 3) No end of car-related ...
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    I'm grumpy because:

    1) Getting the Christmas reports sorted at work.
    2) The weather sucks.
    3) No end of car-related problems!

    Roll on Fri.

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    I hate Christmas. I hate walking round shops getting sickly Christmas tunes pumped into my head, contemplating billions of tonnes of tat that has been shipped half way round the world only so it can be wrapped in more tat, before being quickly discarded for the useless junk that it is. It is a celebration of the unthinking rampant consumerism that is putting our world to ruin. How can you look upon some glitter strewn plastic bauble and feel anything but utter horror - we rape the planet for *that*? Give me a nice piece of wood and shut me in the workshop till the new year (but keep me away from the power tools), anything to escape the merciless onslaught of mass marketing wrapped up as sickly faux cheer. Bah - humbug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    I hate Christmas. I hate walking round shops getting sickly Christmas tunes pumped into my head, contemplating billions of tonnes of tat that has been shipped half way round the world only so it can be wrapped in more tat, before being quickly discarded for the useless junk that it is. It is a celebration of the unthinking rampant consumerism that is putting our world to ruin. How can you look upon some glitter strewn plastic bauble and feel anything but utter horror - we rape the planet for *that*? Give me a nice piece of wood and shut me in the workshop till the new year (but keep me away from the power tools), anything to escape the merciless onslaught of mass marketing wrapped up as sickly faux cheer. Bah - humbug!
    Yeah... but PRESENTS!!

    Yus, free stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Yeah... but PRESENTS!!

    Yus, free stuff!
    And time off work! I love Christmaaaaaaaaaas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    And time off work!
    It's true what "they" say - "Every cloud as a silver lining".

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    I became ungrumpy and put a nativity scene wallpaper up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I became ungrumpy and put a nativity scene wallpaper up.
    Hooray! \o/

    Everytime someone becomes ungrumpy, a reindeer smiles

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    As the kids logged on I said to the teacher "See, I've become ungrumpy." "Not so you'd notice," she replied. Sarky old moo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    I hate Christmas. I hate walking round shops getting sickly Christmas tunes pumped into my head, contemplating billions of tonnes of tat that has been shipped half way round the world only so it can be wrapped in more tat, before being quickly discarded for the useless junk that it is. It is a celebration of the unthinking rampant consumerism that is putting our world to ruin. How can you look upon some glitter strewn plastic bauble and feel anything but utter horror - we rape the planet for *that*? Give me a nice piece of wood and shut me in the workshop till the new year (but keep me away from the power tools), anything to escape the merciless onslaught of mass marketing wrapped up as sickly faux cheer. Bah - humbug!
    So, apart from that, you're looking forward to it then

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    As the kids logged on I said to the teacher "See, I've become ungrumpy." "Not so you'd notice," she replied. Sarky old moo.
    grinch-mode /activate

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    I turn into the Gringe when I first see anything Christmasy, like when you see decorations going up in NOV!! Really annoys me, but for me, Christmas is more about giving presents, so I'm happy on Christmas day

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    I may be (not maybe actually) a grumpy git but I did put the xmas decorations up on the Intranet pages although when I say put them up they actually appear automatically appear after December 1st and vanish before we return in January.

    On the other hand if I didn't include falling snow on the pages then I don't suppose many people would notice the difference!

    Hmmmmmpf *walks off mumbling to himself*

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    Grumpyness is for life, not just for Christmas..

    Hrmphh!

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    I am always grumpy at Christmas, the whole money making perfect christmas crap makes me feel quite ill.

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    Broke out the 5p christmas wrap i got in january and started to wrap the usual tat also bought in january
    I hate christmas so much.

    Christmas concert to get out the way then its a never ending job pushing the mobile gaming units round the school because the last week of term is just a waste of time no educational value.

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