With the holiday season seems to come lots of stress. Shopping, preparing food, cleaning the house, wrapping presents, spending time with family, traveling…it all sounds delightful, doesn’t it? But we all know how things can go at this time of year. Everything brings frustration, and frustration can cause bad language. Whether you use actual curse words, or the milder version of the naughty words, you’ve probably used bad language this holiday season.
Let’s start with some travel planning to be with family, or to take that winter getaway to warmer climates. Deciding where to go, how to get there, and with whom to travel can lead to lots of bad language.
“Gosh darn it, Marge! We are NOT taking your mother with us to Belize!”
“We are NOT driving to New York at Christmas! There is too much %$&*#*@% traffic, Martha!”
“Holy $&*%@!, David, look at that security line! We’ll never get on the plane!”
OK, so maybe you are staying put for the holidays. But surely you’ll have some shopping to do. Whether heading to the local mall, or shopping online, there will be issues.
“Did you see that, Lori? That &%$#* took my parking space!”
“We just went to umpteen stores, Susan, and you still haven’t found the perfect gift for Aunt Jane? Well, she’s getting the darned slippers we saw at the first store, then!”
“*&%$&$#, I have clicked SUBMIT fifteen times!!! What do you want me to do???”
SO, the shopping is done, travel plans are made, and now you must make that special dish that you always bring to the celebration. The one where you actually have to follow the recipe, or it won’t turn out quite right. The one that takes every utensil, bowl, pan and measuring cup you have. You’re up to your elbows in dough that’s just not the right consistency.
“This does NOT look like my mom’s quiche dough, Jerry! What the heck am I supposed to do with this?”
“&%$#, %$@#&, *%&$#@!!!” as you drop the pan of cake batter on the way to the oven.
While the goodies are baking, you decide to wrap some presents. What could go wrong?
“No, Scottie, Mommy said to hold your finger on the ribbon, not put a gosh darn booger on it!”
“I know I put the tape down somewhere…where the %$&*@ did it go? Did I put it in that box with Brad’s &%*$# shirt?”
But remember, the holidays are a time for rejoicing, celebrating and having some good times with family and friends. So, if you must curse to relieve that stress, let it fly and move on to the good times.
Happy &%#$@ holidaze!