course, SITTING there, while coworkers and friends grab the cd out of my paws with a gigantos grin and pop it in the player, frantically hitting the 'next' button while they read the back of the cd to see which number i am.
i am track five.
anyhoo, sitting there while they do that is quite nerve racking... then the first guitar chords and riff playing makes me nervous. when the bass comes in to bring it round to the first verse, i turn red. at the first part of 'jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock... " i almost pass out. by the first sultry "to go a-glidin on a one a horse a sleigh.." i'm praying to any god out there that can miraculously open a hole underneath me and swallow me whole.
and the holiday isn't even close yet. will i get used to it? be able to shrug it off and not want to die everytime someone wants to hear it?
who knows, as the tech department relieved me of my copy to go burn it while i was on lunch - without asking. so much for buying it for charity.