Thursday, December 25, 2014
Solving a Problem with Alcohol
I was at a complete loss as to what I should give in return. My gifts for everyone ended up being bottles of wine. I honestly think that some of these people don't drink at all. Oh well.
A better game plan is needed for next year. As foreshadowing, several weeks ago I saw a neighbor pull up with bags of shiny boxes. She called them Christmas gifts for "you know, your hairdresser, the lady who does your waxing, the dogwalker, coworkers- all those people." I was relieved that I did not have to buy such things because I lacked such people in my life. I also mentioned my concern about her dog- the unproductive cough could be heart failure.
The neighbor dismissed my caution, saying, "It's a hairball, that's all."
That very night, the neighbor's screams woke me up. The dog had died.
So around October or November of next year, I am going shopping for shiny stuff for coworkers- just in case.