|It's just another day!!!!
||[Dec. 18th, 2008|10:10 am]
The Question Club
I am somewhat of a loner. I have no family here, and nowhere to spend Christmas; however, this is just fine with me because I would like to use the day to sit in my room and read by myself. I would actually prefer this to anything else, as I don't celebrate Christmas.|
One of my co-workers found out I have "nowhere to go" for Christmas and keeps insisting I spend it with her and her family. I don't want to do this because it would be awkward in the first place, she lives somewhat far away, and in addition to the awkwardness of spending a holiday with a family I don't know that well, her son is in a sexual relationship with another one of my co-workers, and I just do not want to deal with spending the time with him.
I keep telling her that it's fine, I'll figure something out, I don't care. She refuses to listen to me and insists that I "can't spend Christmas alone". So now I'm lying to her and telling her I have tentative plans, but she keeps bringing it up anyway. I know at first she had good intentions, but she doesn't even have my feelings in mind! Just because the day happens to be Christmas doesn't mean you should force your traditions upon other people. It's really making me angry because I try to make it obvious that I want to spend it alone. It's just one day out of the year, my religion/ethnic background/whatever doesn't recognize this, but she (and others) refuse to understand that just because it happens to be Christmas I do NOT want to celebrate it. In fact, it's one of my least favorite holidays, but I'm not going to tell people that because they would surely gasp and hold up the sign of the cross to me. STOP insisting that I MUST celebrate Christmas when I have been searching for ways to flee to a country that largely believes Jesus never rose from the dead!!!
How do I get people to understand that I don't want their holiday inflicted upon me and that I would be happier to stay home alone and pretend it doesn't exist?