I HANDLED HOLIDAY ORDERS AT A GROCERY STORE. TRUST ME: THE HOLIDAYS ARE MISERABLE.

If you’ve ever worked in retail, you already know what I’m about to tell you: Around the end of October, a sense of horror begins to build that has nothing to do with Halloween. As the days grow shorter and the wind grows colder, coworkers begin to whisper to each other, “Are you ready?” The piped-in music changes, the decor shifts, everyone — regardless of their place in the corporate h...