Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Oh, that's WHY I think Christmas sucks

I almost forgot.

See Christmas for me growing up for the most part, consisted of my my mother stressing herself out over trying to buy us the shit other kids were getting and then saying things like "I wish it could be more," when you'd thank her on Christmas day. Like every goddamn year. Seriously, God bless the woman, but we really weren't THOSE kids. You know jumping up and down, and crying for this and that. We knew what the deal was. Useless shit wasn't worth her getting depressed over.

The reason why I'm sharing this, is I'm seeing that same look on the faces of people I work with. A lot of them don't make much money and kind of sigh and frown when you mention Christmas. It's pretty sad. A father feeling bad about himself because greedy retailers and insane consumers have to gorge themselves on gifts and profits, and he can't go along for the ride. I mean really.

5 comments:

Iwanski said...

Great post. True insight.

Christmas Capitalism is stupid, and luckily I've managed to phase it out of my life.

Anonymous said...

I feel like you should have capitalized the 'that's' instead of the 'why' in the title. Other than that, very true.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it is a terrible thing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree that Xmas Greed ruins the season.

Are our gifts in the mail by the way?

SarahReznor said...

i agree... Xmas is not about greed...