So today is Black Friday.
Rather weirdly it is also International Buy Nothing Day ... I know which I'd rather support.
Deciding not to buy things makes some people look at you as though you're a bit strange. Not wanting Christmas presents, anniversary presents, birthday presents, present for presents sake presents takes people aback.
Visitors bring presents I do not want, that I do not need. I try to smile sweetly and thank them, but anyone that knows me well knows I struggle to smile sweetly. Inside my head a voice is screaming why, why, WHY the fuck why.
The most annoying ones say 'I know you don't like presents but ...'
I'll not be shopping today.