Top 10 Signs You’re a Scrooge

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Ok, so not everyone is jolly ol’ Saint Nick around the holidays. In fact, there are a lot of Scrooges counting the seconds until Christmas is over. We understand. The holidays can be stressful, families can be dysfunctional (if you’re not sure if yours is or not, take a glance at our Top 10 Signs Your Family is Dysfunctional post), and the weather can be downright depressing. So, which side of the fence do you fall? Bah, Humbug or Merry Christmas? Here are the Top 10 Signs You’re a Scrooge!

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The power company’s coffers are overflowing due to the amount of lights everyone on your street proudly displays. Everyone, that is, except you. You keep your house dark and dull to go along with the rest of your life. Don’t worry. Your children will probably forgive you when they grow up.

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Blast! Now you feel obligated to give them something in return! No problem. Just go grab the last neighbor’s gift, scratch out your name and re-gift!

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Your long depressing diatribes about the fiscal cliff and the future economic landscape of the United States just doesn’t seem to put people into the Christmas spirit. It’s okay though. Being left alone at parties is just the way you like it.

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According to the Mayans, the world was supposed to end four days before Christmas this year. You are really looking forward to that.

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What you’re dreaming of is how to eek the last few dollars out of your customers at work before the new year.

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Those mushy “B” level Christmas movies are unbearable. Bring on the Gremlins! Now that’s a Christmas classic!

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What part of private property don’t they understand? I mean, can’t they read the only decoration in the lawn? The one sign that says “STAY OFF.”

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The hours spent YouTubing videos of people crushing each other to get the perfect Christmas present for a friend or family member actually brings you joy.

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You break down uncontrollably when Michael Cain’s Scrooge character repents, not because you are happy but because you watch him throw all that money away!

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Bah Humbug

 

Nelson James

Nelson James is the chief operating officer of Signs.com and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining the Signs.com team, Nelson was the president and co-founder of SEO.com. For over 6 years he helped to grow the company from 2 to over 85 employees. Nelson managed many large accounts during his tenure at SEO.com, including Dell.com. In early 2011, Nelson was recruited to Lendio Inc., where he was VP of marketing and was responsible for the creation and management of a marketing team as well as the strategy, tactics and programs to create interest and demand for Lendio’s products and services. Prior to his work experience, Nelson graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in marketing and advertising from the communications department. Nelson lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife and three children. He currently holds leadership positions in scouting and volunteers in his church and community.