"A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire
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Jon Huntsman for President
I am completly disgusted with the commercialization of the holidays, especially Christmas. Are we truly just gauging our thankfulness of our friends, family and loved ones on how much we get them? And now Christmas decorations, songs, movies etc etc are now on and up BEFORE thanksgiving even?? As far as adults are concerned, its pretty damn hard to find that special thinking of you gift at midnight with a 50% off that the mobs are pepper spraying each other to get to. Or maybe its now what we have to go thru to get it is how we gauge how much someone means to us??
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
...or some-such. The idea that their store policies are causing people to riot...to get trampled...to pepper spray () is really over the top, imo.62" TV's $2.00 -- two every hour by lottery from 4 AM to closing. Must be present to purchase.
Thank you, Quazi!
This rampant materialism is one reason that after our kids were grown and on their own, we stopped doing the Christmas thing. Our kids and grandkids lived all over the country, so every year I had to get dozens upon dozens of gifts purchased, packaged and mailed. It cost a small fortune, we weren't getting any younger, and one day we realized that out of 50 gifts we'd sent, we only got one thank you. We rarely got any gifts in return, although that didn't bother us much. It was the lack of appreciation and the fact that we were expected to jump through these hoops that got to us. So we stopped.
It really was a relief. Husby and I don't exchange gifts either. What's the point? He knows what he needs and what he wants throughout the year, and he buys it. Same with me. No need to get all histrionic with guessing games that turn out to be Boxing Day returns. It has been decades since we did anything to celebrate Christmas beyond put up a pretty tree and drive around with friends to look at Christmas lights. We're much happier now that we're out of the "Christmas stuff, your-gift-was-better-than-my-gift" business.