|Thankful wall day 18.|
Appreciating everyday blessings is really important and I have a lot to be thankful for but my brain, it has been drained. My soul, it has been trampled. For I have spent a good portion of today inside Fred Meyer getting my pre-Thanksgiving shopping done and standing in line behind a very talkative gentleman who no longer eats turkey on Thanksgiving because “this store makes a damn fine ham, I’ll tell you what.”
Shopping during the Thanksgiving period is not my thing. I do not enjoy crowds, big box stores, high pressure sales tactics, the fanning of stuff lust via the creation of false scarcity, lines, getting up early, commercialization associated with religion, hearing “Oh.Em.Gee! You Guys!” instead of reading it, malls, stampedes, or fliers featuring stock photo families frolicking amongst mass produced goods that are available for below MSRP for a limited time only SO RUN! NOW! BUY IT! BUY THE HAPPINESS!
I don’t bear any malice towards people who do enjoy Black Friday and its ilk. I also don’t bear any malice towards Star Trek convention aficionados, people who enjoy the “authentic Italian food” at Olive Garden, ultra-marathoners, people who swear by colonics, anyone with Bieber Fever, and people who justify wearing adult rompers because they’re “on trend.” Get down with your bad selves! We can totally be friends! It’s awesome that this makes you happy.