It's been kinda crappy at work lately, with crazy last minute shoppers made even more hostile by the credit situation. I try to be kind and understanding, even though sometimes there's nothing I can do for them. I try to remind myself that they're lashing out at me because I'm a faceless voice on the phone. One of the girls who sits next to me took blue sparkly marker and made a big sign that says IT'S NOT PERSONAL and JUST KEEP SMILING, which she hung over her desk.
... yeah, it has been that ugly. ^^;
But!!!!!!! (yes, I see the inappropriate line of exclaimation points, but I want them there. ^_~) But, you guys remind me about how wonderful and good people really are-- about why this season is secretly magical to me still.
*raises her drink to the East* To my darling, talented and Masters-bound Leigh; the sqiddy-lovin', werewolf-supportin', real-life super-girl Amber and her Brittany; to my Lambykins, Nebula; to the amazing Jimaine; the supportive and clever Ra; the always astounding Leia_N; not to mention the witty and pithy Raven.
*raises her drink to the West* To the ever-awesome Dannisupernova; my dear long-standing Nihon-lovin' Antigone; the tasteful Bluerose; her royal Queen of Kawaii, Miyeko; the illegally cool LadyAeryn; and... yeah. To Jo.
*raises her drink in general* To the skillful and penetrating Bea, aka Spongey; to the sweet Lischel; the very kind Suzume; and Zixi the endlessly patient super-trooper. And, to everyone who has given feedback to this glacially slow, terimally dramatic excuse for a writer.
All of that is a long-winded way of saying "Thank you".
Hang out the holly, batton down the hatches, and keep an eye out for lurking Satsumas. Have a very, very Merry Christmas.