BOSTON, MA—Local man Chris Benson reported Monday that he's starting to get really stressed out over all the Christmas shopping his wife still has to do.
As Benson relaxed on the couch, he suddenly realized Christmas was just about a week away, causing him to begin to stress over all the Christmas shopping his wife would need to do if they wanted to have gifts ready for all their family members in time.
"When I think about all the running around to buy stuff for her family, my family, our kids, and our friends she still has to do, I start to get pretty anxious," he told reporters. "I just wish there were some way I could help. But alas."
The man does have coping mechanisms to help with this time of year though. "The trick is not to think about all the running around your wife is doing to make sure everyone has a great Christmas. Take a few weeks off of shopping leading up to the holiday, and make sure to delegate basically everything to her. It's the only way to really keep your sanity around the holidays."
At publishing time, Benson had phoned his wife and asked her to pick up something nice for herself, since he didn't have time to buy her anything yet.