Ugh. One of the things I hate most about the holidays is the need to sort out just what needs to be done in terms of gifts and parties for the workplace. My new boss gave me a present–what does that mean?
Do I need to give her one back?
Should I be sending cards to everyone?
What am I supposed to be doing????
I don’t know any of the rules about what is expected, and I’m not good enough at small talk to really do well at the holiday gatherings:
“What are you doing for Christmas?”
“Um, lamenting the over-commercialization of your imaginary savior dude’s birth?”
Adding to my problems: I think I have the Largest. Personal. Space. Bubble. EVAR.
Seriously. If you’re at arm’s length from me, you’re too close. There is a great deal of hugging at events like these, and I’m just not comfy with that. It freaks me out when people I don’t know well touch me. I don’t find it comforting.
I think I’m going to go get some chocolate.