“Merry Christmas…..uh, no…..Happy Holidays! Oh, Whatever…”

December 16, 2014

A good friend of mine posted this on her Facebook status this morning: “We can’t say Merry Christmas now we have to say Happy Holidays. We can’t call it a Christmas tree, now called a Holiday tree? Because it might offend someone. If you don’t like our “American Customs” & it offends you so much […]

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The Christmas Family Drama

December 15, 2014

I honestly don’t know what to think of this submission to EHell.  It touches on 3, maybe 4, very hot button topics and therefore could be an elaborate troll job.   On the other hand, I’ve seen several real life family dramas that could be considered quite implausible if one did not know the people involved […]

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Feel Good Friday – Mr. Bean’s Nativity

December 12, 2014

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Gifting Dead Cows

December 11, 2014

Some years ago a friend’s daughter (we’ll call her Sue) married a man I had seen only a couple of times. Shortly after the wedding, Sue made a point of telling me that her husband (let’s say Fred) had a birthday coming up. Thinking it would be nice for me to give him a small […]

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All Keyed About A Parking Space

December 9, 2014

I needed to go shopping to get some last minute gifts. I had recently had to pay £300.00 (roughly $500.00) to fix my car as it had been vandalised. Because of this, I was hoping to get some cheap Christmas deals on the present that I was buying because money was tight. I drove to […]

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Gratitude Hoops

December 8, 2014

 I must write to share a story that has left me wondering who was in the wrong. Some background first. In my family, handwritten thank you cards don’t happen. Instead, we (and I include all of my immediate relatives like cousins etc) make a phone call and express thanks and catch up with family. I’ve […]

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Feel Good Friday – Bollywood Christmas

December 5, 2014

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If Only Our Cell Phones Chirped “Excuse Me?”

December 3, 2014

I have been friends with L for over 25 years now. We don’t see each other very often, but perhaps every couple of months we get together for lunch or dinner (sometimes with other friends there too), and sometimes we’ll go away for a weekend as part of our wider group of friends. The trouble […]

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