I have the weirdest, grumpiest pet peeve. I hate it when the holidays are over, and everyone’s conversation starter at work for the next week is, “How was your holiday?”
Wait. Just listen to why.
I am oh so flattered that people seem to “care”. I just can’t stand people who ask you only so they can feel justified in either complaining or bragging about their holiday. I honestly don’t care how your holiday was. Yet, because you asked, the polite thing to do is to reciprocate the question.
If I don’t ask, I’m rude. If I ask, it comes off as really fake. And I sit there PRAYING that the only answer is, “good”. If the answer is not so good, I seriously won’t ask you why. I’ll just say, “Awww. That’s too bad,” while I tilt my head gently to the side.
I don’t know if I’m grumpy, or if I’m at work and just have my Work Hat on. I hate petty conversation that’s for the sake of small talk.