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MANNERS MATTE Maribeth Evans (( I often wonder if something horrible happened to these types of people during the holidays that they have never been able to get past. There is really nothing you can do beyond setting up a trip of some sort so that he won't have to be around to step all over your happiness. I know you must want to avoid having an argument with him about his behavior, as that will make him even worse, so I guess you're stuck with paying him as little attention as possible. Let him sulk while you find a neighbor to do the lights and the other jobs. you can't handle. Any- one could use a few extra dollars, so I don't think it would be hard to find someone to help you out. I understand how depressing it is to listen to so much negativity all the time. Where ! work l bear people complaining and making dis- paraging remarks constantly and I wonder why they are shopping at all...go home and be your mis- erable self in some dark room where no one could ever.find you, and give us all a break. Don't ever let anyone steal your happiness. You should guard it like you would one of your chil- dren. I hope you can manage to have the best holiday ever and continue to flnd joy in all that you do. Just call in sick that night Well, you know it had to come - the company Christmas party. I dread having to go every year and be jolly with people I can barely tolerate in everyday life. Thisyear we have to do a grab bag with $20 as the amount you should spend. I want to just throw a $20 bill in an envelope and call it a day. Actually, I would rather get the money than some stupid gag gift, but my desk mate told me that it would be a bad idea and I might get in trouble. 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