Why is it ok for random people I don't usually talk to to ask me about my holiday plans?
It seems as though the weekend is a personal one that is intimately shared with loved ones - same with the holidays in December.
Perhaps I am being a Grinch or something, but I don't think it is really any of The Randoms' business.
I often wonder if they are asking just to make conversation, or if they are asking so that they can compare and see if my plans are cooler than theirs, or if they are trying to find out if I get along with my people since they tend to like to argue with their family members.
Don't really know the reason, don't really care. But just like when people ask me how I am doing, I tend to not reciprocate. Not because I am being rude, but because what you do with your family is your business and not mine.
And I really don't care to hear about how much food you are going to scarf down in one day.
eating until it hurts. I have done it, and it does not feel good. So, no, I will not eat until I need to unbuckle my pants/feel like throwing up/need to take a break/can't eat anymore/fall asleep. I will eat like I do most days and follow the saying Hara hachi bunme -- the Japanese concept of eating until you are about 80% full. Yeah, there will be yummy food on the table, but I have always been good on holidays at just eating a little bit of what looks really tasty.
Though there is always room for The Middlest's homemade cheesecake. How my sister got so good at making it, I don't know, but it is mighty tasty -- and if she does not make it this weekend, I will disown her until she returns to town and makes some like she knows she is supposed to do.