The most stressful time of the year for me starts after Thanksgiving Day and ends after Christmas. It’s a full month of wondering what to get people. I can’t read people’s mind, so it becomes a huge guessing game. Shopping sucks because of the traffic, the crowded malls, and the long lines. I don’t want to give anything cheap, even though it’s supposed to be the thought that counts, so I have to put a lot of thought into each gift I buy. Then when I do buy a gift, I get pissed that the item will go on sale after the holiday is over. When people ask me what I want for Christmas, I always reply nothing because I know how stressful it is. At least the positive side is I get to spend a lot of time with friends and family.