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Avoiding "Nuts" During the Holidays

Avoiding “Nuts” During the Holidays

Given the holiday season, I thought it appropriate to share some info on how to deal with “nuts” during the holidays. There are many kinds and the most obvious are the edible ones. But there are many others to be avoided as noted below. (These are not listed in any particular order of importance.)

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  • Peanut and Tree Nuts. If you’re allergic, these are definitely a no-no. Please be sure to wear an allergy alert bracelet so others will realize you’re having an allergic reaction in case nuts are accidentally consumed.  Those watching their weight should also avoid nuts this holiday season. Ugh! It’s so very hard to do particularly if you’re baking them yourself.


  • Family Nuts. Every family has a nut or two that acts out at a family get together. Your choice if you choose to engage, otherwise sit on the sidelines and watch the “entertainment” and try not to laugh; it only encourages them.
  • Office Party Nuts. These are the crazies that act out during the office party. It could be a lunch or a dinner but usually there’s alcohol that turns the quiet demur individual into someone he/she thinks is the funniest person ever. But unlike the family nut, the office party nut has a lot more at stake. Family is family but office party antics can cost people their job or perhaps that promotion. Memories last long after the party is over.
  • Parking Lot Nuts. With shopping still in high gear, you must watch out for those behind the wheel that are “on a mission”. They go after the nearest parking spot and don’t have any regard to who was in line patiently waiting with their blinker on. It could get nasty so I suggest parking at the end of the lot and giving yourself a nice casual walk. Exercise is always good this time of yearnuts during the holidays


There are many other nuts not mentioned like the airplane nuts, the grocery store nuts, the midnight sale nuts…. I could go on and on. The remedy to maintain “Peace on Earth” is to avoid the confrontation, stay calm and in your heart wish “Good Will Toward Men”. Even though it hurts sometimes, it sets a noble example. Happy Holidays to all and wishing everyone Peace on Earth.

Until Next Time!

About the Author:  Michele Redmon is the owner of I.C.O.E. Bracelets. She loves the peace of mind these bracelets provide to parents, grandparents and children. With customer service a priority, she loves talking to her customers so drop her a line at