Not to be horrid on the eve of the collective holiday season, but, even in an economic meltdown, I keep hearing friends trying to juggle their busy lives with the expectations of families who want to relive A 1960 Christmas. Note to seniors in retirement with a lot of time on their hands- those days are as gone as leaded tinsel.

Those in the active work force who pump money into the economy that prop up a whole host of government programs including social security benefits, medicare and medicaid, are tired. Most people I know who can afford to just have one job, are working twice as hard to keep it. Summons to appear at family holiday gatherings and all of the other ‘festive’ holiday activites should be off the holiday table this year.

Holiday card to adult children who appear every year and are considering bailing-
Let ’em eat guilt.