Why does every visit with in-laws end up with me being their tech support? And why have I had to show them how to download library books 5 times in one year?
This is my family. I don't play that game anymore
My uncle tried to do that to me today. He greeted me and said, "I'm glad you're here, I need you to set up Skype for me". Mind you, I had 1 foot in the door and one foot outside at the time. I told him that he needs to download it and set up a user name, then went in the kitchen to greet the rest of the family. Just as I sat down to eat, he tried to get me again saying he needed me to help him add contacts. I told him to look in the help section on the top and kept on eating and talking.
The relative who told me I should go and help my uncle got told to go and help him herself since it was so important.
I was looking for the "Like" button on this.
My holiday hill is I will not be traveling for Christmas anymore unless DH's aunt starts the day earlier (no skin off my nose if she doesn't since I don't want to travel in the first place). DH's relatives live a 5-hour round trip away. Just by chance, I am on vacation until next year so her starting Christmas activities at 2pm doesn't affect my work schedule this year. However, I normally have to be up for work at 5:30am to be there by 7am. I don't want to be traveling back from anywhere late at night when I have to be at work the next day. DH's aunt refuses to serve the Christmas meal earlier in the day; she insists that it be dinner (but also expects everyone to travel to her house for Christmas, including those of us who live far away and have to work the next day). So, I'm done. While I know it's DH's aunt's prerogative to start the day whenever she wants, it doesn't mean I have to accept it (DH knows no different and LOVES to travel to see his family; he's done this every year, multiple times a year, his entire life).
Today, I'm home. I really didn't want to travel, and DH knows that. With my blessing, DH is on his way to his aunt's house. Hey, I figured out the gifts, shopped, wrapped, did all the grocery shopping, did all the Christmas cards so, guess what? I'm doing what *I* want for Christmas...which is stay home to veg, watch TV, clean my messy house, write a work schedule, surf the Internet and sign up for as many decent mystery shopping companies as I can find (didn't realize until typing this all out that, outside of putting the ribbon on the gifts, going to one location to pick up two gifts and answering my questions, DH did nothing for Christmas gifts and cards this year).