I got played!
(Now I know you are all thinking, Duuuuhhhh!)
How is it that a fairly intelligent modern hip woman did not figure this out at the time? Or any time in the 37 years?
I don't know - you tell me.
Life goes on, and I'm still getting ready for Christmas.
It will come whether I'm ready or not,
but I'd like to ride the wave rather than get all crashed up in it.