So I'm in grade 11, and at my high school we do Secret Santas and all that Christmas stuff. We drew names this morning and so we all pulled names out of a hat. Except me. The Class Rep came around with the bag full of names and I said I wasn't going to pull one out. She said "But everyone is going to participate. Even you." And I refused (politely). Well the teachers in the room went and had a shit fit because I didn't want to participate. Now I have had REALLY bad experiences with the whole gift giving thing. I get shitty gifts because everyone assumes I like girly things, so I always get lip gloss and stuff like that. But I HATE that stuff. I'd rather get nothing than get that stuff and have to pretend to be happy about it. It's exhausting and not fun at all. What's with the whole "You have to do it or nobody can." attitude? Can nobody respect someone's decision to not participate in something they have no interest in participating in? It just confuses me.