Dreaming Of A Polite Christmas?
We all have this idyllic vision of our family holiday with chestnuts roasting on an open fire while drinking eggnog and laughing in our Christmas sweaters. Now let’s be real, that only happens in the movies. Inevitably someone says something offensive about politics, insults the meal or gives a present that’s wholly inappropriate. When things take an awkward turn, here are a few ways to redirect the conversation to safer ground.
AT YOUR OFFICE POTLUCK, YOU’RE STUCK IN A CONVERSATION WITH THE MOST BORING PERSON IN THE OFFICE WITH NO RESCUE IN SIGHT
They have to be passionate about something – pets, travel, their stamp collection or a good cause. For the next few weeks, over 800 NFL (National Football League) players will be wearing individualized, specially designed cleats highlighting the charity of their choice. These one-of-a-kind cleats will then be auctioned off to benefit the respective charity. Some of the charities include Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors Foundation and Boys and Girls Clubs. THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
When your Grandpa talks politics, sending your family into a tizzy
Who needs political correctness? Not the Oakland Raiders. The team is moving to a permanent home in Las Vegas for the 2020 season but they’re without a home stadium for the 2019 season. Now one of their possible options, Oakland, has slapped them with a lawsuit. The suit is claiming that the NFL (National Football League) is a “cartel” and they, along with the Raiders, broke the law when it came to approving the team’s move to Vegas. The city of Oakland is looking to recoup damages from lost revenue and money taxpayers invested in the team. Don’t you hate it when a breakup gets nasty?
IF THE IDEA OF SMALL TALK WHILE STANDING IN THE LINE FOR PHOTOS WITH SANTA PAINS YOU
You know what’s not painful? Getting someone a gift they love. Athletes might be known for their moves on the field, but their gift giving abilities are their hidden talent. How about a parka that dispenses Skittles or a hot tub? Check out that and other gifts athletes give each other for the holidays here.
WHEN YOU PUT ON YOUR BIG FAKE SMILE BECAUSE YOU RECEIVED YET ANOTHER PAIR OF UNDERWEAR
Be a good sport because it’s time for college football bowl game season. If you’re not one of the four teams playing for a chance at the National Championship (Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Alabama and Clemson), a bowl game is like a participation trophy but with great TV exposure and gifts. Some of the most memorable bowl game names this season roll off the tongue like the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. And yes, there used to be a game called the Salad Bowl. HERE’S THE GAME HAPPENING IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS
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