Hey, would you like to come to this place, spend the evening at that place, have a mince pie, sausage roll, egg nog, mulled wine, taste my world-beating Christmas cake…?
And you’ll go because you can’t resist. You’ll feast like you’ll never see another meal, and you’ll consume frightening amounts of festive tipples because otherwise you’ll be missing out on all the fun, right?
FOMO – shorthand for Fear Of Missing Out – is the acute and often unjustified belief that everyone is having way more fun than you, and that you’re somehow being left out of all the said fun. And it reaches its annual high any day now.