‘Sort of like being the only sober person at a party of drunks’
My husband is officially laid off today, after 26 years with the company and roughly 2 weeks before Christmas. We have scaled back tremendously—no gift baskets to relatives, only cards. No big presents to my two adult kids—just some cash and a few stocking stuffers. No trips to see family. My adult son has only been able to get part time work and lives at home with us.
To cheer the holiday up we decided to have a Mexican food fiesta for our family- it’s inexpensive, well-loved by all, and will break the tradtion of the usual ham or turkey. We’ll watch a movie at home or maybe catch a matinee.
Not being a part of the consumerism, it is sickening to watch. Sort of like being the only sober person at a part of drunks. That part feels good!