BJ'S BLOG 12/03/13 "Holiday Guests"
Holiday Shopping Tip: Group Therapy is the gift that keeps on giving!
We heard from a Rock-A-Holic named Aaron, who is tired of having his neighbors over for Thanksgiving dinner. This has been an annual tradition for the last five years, but the obnoxious neighbors actually managed to irritate some of Aaron’s family members, and he’s had enough.
The male half of the neighborly couple is opinionated, and insulting. Aaron thinks he needs a muzzle, but the neighbor’s wife actually thinks her husband is funny. They’re so accustomed to the holiday tradition that they just assume they’re invited as usual, but Aaron wants to change that. Can it be done without ruffling any feathers?
This one seems pretty cut-and-dried to me: If you know someone who is practically guaranteed to ruin your special day – especially someone who ISN’T part of your immediate family – then you have to bite the bullet, and prevent that from happening. You may not win any popularity contests among your friends and neighbors, but you’ll have a happier holiday (or any other day) in the long run.
You may not be the cause of the problem, Aaron…but it’s up to you to be the solution.