Going Through Holiday Parties Without Having Gifts for Anyone

Going Through Holiday Parties Without Having Gifts for Anyone

When you arrive at the door and notice the Christmas tree, friends and family, and holiday cheer through the window, remind yourself that family will always forgive you, even if you kill Fredo. That being said, if you don’t play this one correctly they still might see you as a tacky asshole. When you ring the doorbell and your uncle opens the door with a big smile on his face, don’t draw attention to the Wilsons Leather gloves that drained your bank account; draw attention to his haircut. Tell him it’s great, Merry Christmas! And walk right in. As you make your way through the family, say hi to everybody and simply make your way into the kitchen. Don’t think, just eat. As the gifts disburse, turn to your cousins and family members and begin to sincerely thank them for their generosity. Tell them you’re broke. Let’s be real: People, for the most part, will understand and typically you’re only an asshole if you don’t own up to it. Christmas is all about fellowship and good cheer, so bring that instead of your insecurity about being seen as tacky. In these hard economic times, who gives a shit? (Rahsaan Wood)

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