In "normal" times, there are a lot of SOBs out in the world -- and this "happy holiday" season seems to bring even more of them out from under their rocks. I'm trying to stay close to home and to avoid contact with the bastards as much as possible.
I love the quiet, introspective week between Xmas and New Years; the whole world seems much more peaceful and full of hope. Until then, take some deep breaths and remember the mantra, "Non illigetimi carborundum".
"We are only two and yet our howling can encircle the world's end.
Frightened, you are my only friend.
And frightened we are, every one.
Someone must take a stand -- Coward, take my coward's hand"