I’m going to keep it short because Christmas upsets me less now that I’m no longer living up north.
Friday (and now Thursday) are the big shopping days this year. I get it. I get the capitalism but not the consumerism. It sucks to have that job where you work on Thanksgiving to sell toys to impatient shoppers so you work hard so you don’t have to have that job any longer. But really…is trampling anybody at Best Buy right after Thanksgiving dinner worth a discounted blu-ray player? If you can afford the luxury to not have to work on Thursday or Friday – you can afford to wait a day or two to buy your holiday crap. Or you can just go on your computer. You don’t have a computer? You probably shouldn’t be buying PlayStations.
Now I’m mad again. Christmas sucks. Everybody gets sick, travel is impossible, and we all are obligated to buy garbage for people because it is what is expected. I appreciate gifts but I don’t expect nor encourage the practice. I’d rather spread love through the year.
We would all be in a better place if Christmas were about family and being together. We all know that it hasn’t been a religious holiday in a very long time.
I still do love Thanksgiving.