Here is Joelle’s challenge this month:
Welcome to November 2
Today’s prompt is:  Why you love, or dislike, the holiday season.

Living in a seaside town you have to realise that businesses rely on the holiday season.
For residents, it means traffic queues, nowhere to park, shops full of bored tourists, harassed parents and screaming kids, nowhere to park, touring caravans blocking narrow streets trying to take short cuts or having got lost, nowhere to park.
Getting to work takes twice as long and getting home is an even bigger nightmare. Tempers rise, fender benders increase by 200%, and roadworks spring up like weeds on the busiest roads.
Our own leisure time is strained, weekends and shopping trips frustrating as there’s heavy traffic to get anywhere and did I say nowhere to park?
I’m looking forward to walks on the winter beach.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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  1. Michael says:

    Its a tough time for people who live in holiday destinations…I know some who can go away for that time….

  2. floridaborne says:

    Florida is a very popular tourist destination in the winter time and I understand your frustration with traffic that doesn’t know where it’s going. Tourists wonder why the place can’t build wider roads, and when wider roads are built, they complain that the place is no longer quaint.

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