Whether we like it or not, we are now diving into holiday time. Turkey day has come and gone and so has Black Friday. Today, Cyber Monday is a big one for me, as I work online. But how overwhelmed are the online shoppers today? Will they even see anything posted by me.
I hope so.
I mostly sell products leading up to Christmas, as opposed to buying products. This year under the tree will be very skimpy indeed. Not to worry, there is really nothing any of us badly need. And that is probably true in many households.
As time goes on, this time of year leaves more and more of a bad taste in my mouth. The whole Santa thing just doesn’t fly (pardon the pun). It’s impossible to explain to a poor child why Santa gave his friend a new snowboard, when the less fortunate child got a much needed pair of mittens. Santa just doesn’t come out looking good in many instances.
And the saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season” has truth to it, but does anyone really think that Jesus would be happy with the way we celebrate?
So what to do? Skip Christmas and ignore what the world around us does? It’s impossible. I immerse myself in my work and grumble a lot. Bah humbug. I guess this means I have gotten old.