The First Annual Thanksgiving Rant!

Posted: November 26, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I am here to rant about Thanksgiving. No, I do love the holiday. There is nothing wrong with celebrating the Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth and giving thanks for where we are today. There is especially nothing wrong with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, pumpkin pie, apple pie, peach cobbler, or whatever else you may enjoy. Nothing wrong at all. Stop drooling.

What IS wrong is these commercials before Thanksgiving. I was watching Jeopardy! when a commercial for Macy’s came on. At least I think it was Macy’s. I immediately tuned out when I saw it wasn’t about anything I cared about. I mean, how many sales can you have?! But then it got my attention with people wearing Santa hats looking all happy, jolly, and “Ho, ho, ho!” Meanwhile, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” played in the background. It immediately got me thinking. WHY do these stores start advertising for Christmas before the turkey has even been bought?!

Black Friday also troubles me. Last year, a Wal-Mart employee was killed after a horde of shoppers rushed inside the store to be the first to snag  the latest items. They trampled him and he was pronounced dead around 6 in the morning, an hour after the doors had been opened. This is what is wrong with our society today. We must be the first to get the new toy for our kids, first to get the new SMART phone, first to get the new car, first, first, first. Why can’t we slow down, be calm about things? I’ve waited a couple weeks to get the new Alex Rider book, one because I have a gift card, and two, I keep forgetting to give it to my dad to use when he comes home from work. But I wait. No intense whining, just, “Darn,I forgot to give you my card again today, Dad. No worry, I can wait.” 

Pass the cranberry sauce, please.

 

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