For billions (well, at least millions) of people all over the world, 2016 was a trying, bad, horrible, no-good twelve-month period.
From personal problems all the way to global issues, this year was a testing one...to say the least.
The way I see it, the clincher came on 11-8-2016.
Because 62 million Americans preferred this man to run this country's government (and he got the magic number of electoral votes as a result), most of the world's remaining 7.1 billion people (including the 65 million US voters who wanted the first woman who ever won a major political party's presidential nomination here in these fifty states) received coal in their stockings.
The Chinese didn't term this "The Year of the Monkey" for nothing...and they weren't talking about a dance from the 1960s.
I hope we all can survive 2017...let alone see it turn into a Happy New Year.