Dear diary, People are being difficult. Is it because it's THE season?

I wrote somewhere, recently, in a Dutch blog, that, right now, people I have contact with are (all) being contrary!
No. They’re not! wrote a Dutchman, who, with his wife frequently visits Australia, proving my point.
(He explained that they’d been in Australia a number of times, at this time of year and all the people were friendly.)
I am superstitious enough to think that it could be in the stars but more likely the lead-up to Christmas, or the economy (Turn on the radio and the first thing you hear is: ….during this current crisis………, or the changeable weather, or….
Whatever it is, I am convinced that this is not the first year that between my birthday (8th October) and Christmas Day (25th December) people I meet or associate with so often have me wondering: Now, what did I say? Why doesn’t (s)he understand what I mean? etc..
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The hairdresser, today, was quite right! I had asked her last time to not take off too much because of my birthday within a few days, along with the opening of my exhibition. (She remembered that!)
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I was expecting the chairperson of one committee, to compliment me on my promoting of an aspect of Dutch culture which I’d featured, here, on Redbubble.
Was not expecting him to warn me not to put it on our website.
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I was hoping that the chairperson of another committee could just understand what I was doing for the cause and email me what I needed. (Sob).
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I do not know how I can convince a certain (lovely) lady, that the basic grammar we (primary school teachers) have taught fourth and fifth graders, all these years, is not wrong: There are punctuation rules associated with common and proper nouns.
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I feel uncomfortable about the friendship with someone I’ve now known for about eleven years, who, rather than agreeing that I was right to leave a certain group, on the internet, because of a racist comment there, that I didn’t like, compounded the problem by making an even more outrageous statement of ‘fact’ about a certain section of society.
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Look, dear diary, I could go on and give so many more examples……
but I shall just try to keep my head down, shoulder to the wheel and look forward to Christmas Lunch.
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Am tempted to write something even more personal about that dear diary. But I’m worried that someone might read this.

Dear diary, People are being difficult. Is it because it's THE season?

Ozcloggie

Ramsgate Beach, Australia

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‘t Is not the season to be merry, yet! Not where I am. Nothing drastic. Just uncomfortable_. (Two young people I know, make fun of the way I pronounce that. I’ll just grin and bear that._)

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