By Hunter Huseby, Junior
I enjoy the holiday season, and I think most people do. However, that doesn’t mean that some parts are not absolutely insufferable. Fear not, I have some tips to ensure that you make it out (relatively) unharmed and intact.
The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without an intense interrogation from your nosey aunts. The iconic “¿Y tu novio?” haunts teenagers and young adults alike, and will haunt you until your aunts finally die. While these questions may be unavoidable, there are ways to make them bearable.
High-school students seem to be perpetually broke; college students are even worse off. Don’t worry- the holidays provide a perfect opportunity to turn this around.
If you have family that lives too far to visit (or doesn’t really want to commit to seeing you in person), chances are you’ll be forced into a phone call with them. Phone calls are typically pretty awkward, but you’ll be prepared for the next one.
Many parents have ridiculously high expectations of how clean the house must be before anyone visits. This is especially difficult since the holiday season can seem like it has been designed to make a mess. There’s really no way to get out of cleaning (unless you hide for that duration of time), but there are a few ways to make it less awful.