Sunday, February 3, 2013

On Holiday Haters...

It's Superbowl Sunday and rather than feeling cheerful, like I was this morning (despite my pounding head), I'm feeling a little bit annoyed. The Superbowl's not the reason for my annoyance, certainly, but it is the catalyst. It's the unfortunate "holiday" in the firing line and it could have been any holiday, really, but this one is where I meet my breaking point. I'm so unbelievably tired of people complaining about every single freaking holiday, like it's such a bother to just let people enjoy them. It's really irritating and no holiday seems to be exempt from someone's complaining about it.

All holidays have the curmudgeons who can't let others enjoy it. It's Christmas? Oh noes, those dirty atheists are waging a war against religion, stealing the holiday, and overly commercializing it! Superbowl? Damn those stupid fans who actually enjoy the big game one goddamn day of the year--how dare they, *gasp,* enjoy themselves! Valentine's Day? Clearly only idiots enjoy this Hallmark holiday, created to make money, duh. And really, how dare anyone actually enjoy being in love, shame on them! I could certainly go on... but I won't. You get the point.

I just don't get it. So you don't like the holidays, why bring others down? Why complain about people who enjoy it? Why make others feel bad because you're grumpy? Why not just ignore the happy people for a day or two? And really, it's out of hand. One Valentine's day, I actually got several private messages on Facebook shaming me for getting married on Valentine's day. People called me a sell out, to my (virtual) face, rather than just saying congratulations... and they did it in private messages, where the rest of the internet wouldn't see what assholes they are, on my anniversary. What is wrong with people?!

So really, the next time you feel the urge to be a shit about a holiday, while others are enjoying it, just don't. Or, do so in private where your issues won't rain crap on everyone else's parade. Take some motherly advice: If you can't say anything nice, don't fucking say anything at all.