Bah Humbuggy

No, that’s not a typo, it’s a rewrite.

The holidays are upon us, and there’s nothing we can do about it, so to quote those great philosophers, The Three Stooges, if you can’t beat-em, join-em.

I seem to irritate people with my good cheer.  Just to make it clear, I cry every morning when I wake up.  Not just a tear or two either, I mean weep, like the little girl in all of us, and that includes you Mick.

And yes, when the Salvation Army woman with her big bell was on my corner before Thanksgiving, I so wanted to slug her, but knew, she had a sister waiting in the wings with an even bigger one.

Christmas is bigger than all pf us, that’s why, I’ve made the decision to act as if.  To act as if I’m happy and loved though neither is true…flush and free of strife, looking happily forward to a new year.

Would you rather see Pollyanna drunk, slumped in a corner?

Alas, some bah humbugs surely would, but I say, bah humbuggy..too bad…as she packs her sleigh full of scotch, I mean, mirth, and good cheer.

And fuck you, and the reindeer you rode in on, if you can’t take a joke.   


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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13 Responses to Bah Humbuggy

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, no one should wake up crying, at least not on a regular basis. However, I do know that if I’m sad and put on a happy face, I’m soon lifted out of the sadness. When I act ‘as if’ it isn’t long before I’m no longer acting.
    You have a gift for story-telling. Maybe a local hospital, library, or shelter would let you read to children. Children bestow love upon anyone who shows attention by caring about them.

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  2. Just so you know – you are loved, Beautiful.
    Merry Christmas

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  3. Happy holidays to you! Some of us hunker through until January brings it’s weathery gloom. Others celebrate as if there is no tomorrow!

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  4. The two elders in this house cannot understand why our 22 & 24 old “children” revert to 4 & 5-year-olds this time of year. They want ALL that Christmas has to offer and then some. I thought I would be able to remove the title “Mrs. Claus” from my resume at this point, but apparently not. The house decorated. Cookies baked, and I traveled to Center City, fighting crowds, and standing in line for the particular Kate Spade bag that will put a big fat smile on my daughter’s face. I feel a letter of resignation coming on ….

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