Okay, so Halloween is behind us and the tidal wave is just ahead - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's in rapid order.
Even though it's still two months out we're beginning to hear Christmas jingles on the TV, right? And all the stores and shops are starting to gear up. The Hallmark channel has already knocked The Golden Girls off the air and started their sappy reruns of lugubrious holiday movies.
In my naiveté, the thought occurs to me that since our current dysfunctional Congressmen are so prone to shutting things down (like the United States government for example), perhaps they could do something truly beneficial for the American people just for once and shut down the holidays.
Not forever, mind you. Just this one year and give us a break. I'm sure we could all use a rest from the annual onslaught of commercial fawning that denigrates the holidays in the first place - not to mention leaving us exhausted and throwing us all into debt.
As popular as this idea might be in the polls, if history is any indication Congress would probably just kick the holidays down the road a few months - shoving Thanksgiving and Christmas right up against Easter and Spring Break. And what good would that do anyone?
The reason this comes up, with the divorce and the new girlfriend on the scene I have no idea what to expect these coming holidays, no clue whatsoever as to how to proceed or prepare, and I'm dreading it no end. With the former wife there would have been endless parties and galas, well planned in advance. But this year, who knows?
Thanks for stopping by tonight. I do hope your holiday plans and preparations are a little less frustrating than mine. But it sure would be sweet to just skip it all for one year.
You got my vote dude. I wouldn't mind skipping it this year either!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marty! You make me feel not so alone in my misery! Ha!Delete
I agree Andrew. Skipping the holidays (at least the credit card bill) would be a blessing. What happened to their Aspen getaway?ReplyDelete
Hope things are looking up in Richistan
I kinda thought you'd agree, Justin, seeing as how you always put off Christmas shopping to the very last minute. As far as I know, the plans for Aspen are still on. With the former wife, I knew everything in detail, with caterers and events planners involved. But the new girlfriend is rather impulsive, doing everything at the last minute. We'll see what happens.This is precisely the reason God invented Tums.Delete
Dear Andrew Wouldn't it be nice to just celebrate Christmas for the Real reason and NOT the commercial reason !!!!KEKReplyDelete
I'm sure you're not alone in your sentiments. KEK. Thanks for stopping by. I guess we all have the choice of celebrating the holidays on our own terms -- the economic machine notwithstanding.Delete
Maybe not shut down the holidays but outlaw any advertising or Christmas music until about ten days before Christmas.ReplyDelete
That would definitely get my vote, Belinda! Thanks for sharing and stopping by.Delete