I'd like to make a Holiday Request.
posted by griphus to Etiquette/Policy at 6:54 AM (192 comments total)
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The holidays are upon, which means one thing above all others: stress. Some of us have extra family responsibilities. Some of us have to spend time with family we don't like. Some of us don't have families. Some of us have to throw ourselves into the gaping maw of the nadir of capitalism that is holiday shopping. Some of us have to work extra hours to cater to the shoppers. Some of us would rather be doing either of those things than being in the situation we're in at the moment Almost all of us will have at least one reason to be justifiably pissed off at some point. Maybe I am projecting, but I've already noticed an uptick of fightyness around here. And my own hands are certainly not clean.
So I am going to pledge, right now, that I am going to consciously attempt to be just a little bit more pleasant in even the most obnoxious and GRARy of circumstances on MeFi this holiday season. And if you'd like to do that too, perhaps an open declaration in a public forum will give you that extra nudge you need to contribute to a collective lowering of blood pressure/yellow bile around here.