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By Lenore Skomal Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: December 12th, 2013
Maybe what you really need for Christmas is a sense of humor

I’ve been running into a lot of people who are in great moods. And it’s fantastic. This has a lot to do with the holiday, as they love Christmas and embrace the spirit of the season, regardless of their religious beliefs or lack thereof.

But then you run into those Grinches who must feel stressed out and grumpy. Sourpuss faces, brusque behavior. Overall, they’re clearly unhappy and even angry. And literally no sense of humor. Sometimes when I am out and about and I run into one of these, for sport, I’ll try to make ‘em laugh. But it seems that some people are convinced that their cross to bear is so much heavier than anyone else’s.

Far be it for me to keep them from their misery. But here’s the sticking point. Why share it?

It’s what my mother would tell us when we woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You want to be in a bad mood, fine. But do us all a favor and keep company only with yourself.

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One comment on “Maybe what you really need for Christmas is a sense of humor

  1. Bob Strenio on said:

    You’re right. And I think it’s getting worse. What happened to “tis the season to be jolly?”

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