Advent Calendar 2015: Day One
CHRISTMAS! Well, maybe not Christmas just yet, but perhaps the start of the period where it is acceptable to be seen to be getting more in the festive spirit.
I seem to already be halfway there. I’m pretty sure I’ve been eating mince pies for a couple of months now. I even saw Father Christmas at the weekend. He was dressed in green, not red, very much the anti-Coke Santa, and the pro-Victorian Santa. He explained that some people used to call him Captain Christmas, which to me sounds like the best superhero ever. Also, there was apparently a lot more yelling of “Wassail!” back then.
Today I popped into a church, running short services for commuters. I figured I should at least acknowledge the religious part of the season before I descend into the evil consumerist mire.
The minister talked about this being a good time of year for starting a conversation. So, how have you all been?
This is my favorite time of year to hide under a rock. It’s cold, it gets dark early, and the stores are more crowded and frantic than I prefer. It’s a wonderful time to get caught up on all the best-of lists I’ve missed.
But the minister is right. It’s a great time to start up a conversation. I’ve been good! I went to the circus this weekend, and I just found out I won a bit of money in a raffle. How about you?
Congrats on the raffle win! I’m good. Two months in to a new job, and not much time for writing, hence a plan to write something brief each day in the run-up to Christmas. I understand your rock-hiding tendencies. As fun as Christmas is, I think I may prefer going out in January as all the annoying people are back at home. There are only so many office party-types I can take.
I know what you mean about the new job. I just started one myself. I read that in the US anyway, the average stay at a job is about 2 years. I suspect it takes people one year to learn the responsibilities and culture of the new place, and one to realize that they hate it.
I’ve been able to keep up with writing though, because other than the new job and the raffle win, there’s not been much going on. I ‘ve had enough time to put together something good enough to enter into a writing contest. Now comes the winning part…
Congrats on the new job and good luck with the writing contest!
I like your theory on the two years in a job. Where I am there is a mix of lots of very new staff and lots of people who have been there for years and years and it is funny seeing people at their various stages of disillusionment.