Holiday Taint: The period of time between Christmas and New Year's Day
By far the weirdest days in the calendar year. It’s as though the whole world goes into a post-party depression after Christmas, everyone either isolates themselves inside away from the world until it’s New Years, or they wander around clueless as to what they should really be doing in life. No one understands how the government functions, or how cities work during this time. Store hours are impossible to predict. You never know if banks stay open and grocery stores close, or if malls have extended hours but no restaurants are open. It’s a free-for-all of knowledge for fuck's sake.
Going back to work during these days just feels cruel. Only you, and the three other dumb dumbs that didnt go on vacation populate the office as if it’s a snow day at school. Getting a hold of clients is a wash, so everything's pointless, you just sit unproductively at your desk for most of the day, reminiscing about how much fun Christmas was, and what your plans for New Years are.
Afternoons spent drinking and laughing with family and friends, are now spent alone in the living room, watching infomercials, and terrible soap operas that you haven’t seen since you were a kid at home sick on a school day. Signs of Christmas fun can still be seen scattered in piles of torn wrapping paper and ripped boxes on the floor..something you know you should clean up, but cant be fucked to do, just so you can pretend like Christmas is still in process.
Truly a sad, forgetful time for humans..