Whether it be how the lights are hung outside or present opening protocol (midnight v. morning), we’re all pretty sure that we are right and everyone else is wrong.
For example, here is an actual conversation I overheard recently in a house much like my own:
Did you know that (name ommitted) doesnâ€™t wrap her kidsâ€™ Christmas presents?
So who wraps them, then?
Nobody. They go under the tree unwrapped.
Unwrapped? You mean the kids come down on Christmas morning and their presents arenâ€™t wrapped?
Thatâ€™s messed up. Why donâ€™t they wrap the presents.
Her parents did it that way.
And why didnâ€™t her parents wrap the presents?
I donâ€™t know.
You know what kind of people donâ€™t wrap their presents?
(Number one son chimes in from other room) Communists!
I think communists discourage religion.
(Number one son) Yes, they discourage it by not wrapping their presents.