Monday, November 29, 2010
Another Holiday Season....and the loss of its true meaning...
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for the nice notes. And I'm happy to say that N. opted to come to Thanksgiving dinner with me and my family, and then do the long drive for a later holiday dinner with his own. :) After so many years solo at the holiday table, it was indeed very nice. The poor guy could barely stand up after experiencing his first Italian type of Thanksgiving. To say we each consumed 8,000 calories is definitely underestimated.
I must say the media was really ticking me off with all the Black Friday b.s. And today is 'Cyber Monday' for those back at work. Gimme a break. Heck, I'm happy as anything to be working again this holiday season but heck if I have the money or the time to spend online while working all day.
I think our country has lost the true meaning of Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas. If we had more respect in this country for tradtions and for each other, it would be a better place.
This was my favorite ad in the papers on Thanksgiving Eve from PC Richards:
"We have been doing this since 1995. We are taking a stand. This is an all-American holiday, not based on any race or religion. The stores that will open have no respect for American culture and no respect for their employees. Is Mr. Sears working? Is Mr. K-Mart working? It's not fair. They will be home with their families. Why be open one more day. They are open on Memorial Day, 4th of July, if they need to open one more day, they should go out of business. Don't take it out on your employees. We have been in business for 101 years. All of our 3,153 employees will be home tomorrow enjoying the holiday," said Gary Richard in a statement.
At least this CEO has the right idea.
This holiday season is going to be different for me, because I actually have a paycheck coming in. But it's not going towards shopping. It's going towards something else this Christmas. And if I get just one person reading this blog to join me on this, I'll be happy. More on that next time....