Now that we are approaching the holiday season I thought I would share an idea that came to me this fall. Many retailers begin selling Christmas merchandise fairly early. Before I go any further I want to make sure you understand that the word “early” is subjective. It’s like saying someone is tall or that a car is fast. This is a very important concept to keep in mind.
Now if I remember correctly, last year on December 26th a number of people said things like, “It’s too bad the feeling of Christmas can’t last all year long. “I also seem to remember hearing, “it’s over so quickly I’m so sad.”
I, too, uttered the same sentiment.
So here is my two cents and I hope you are listening. For those who work and shop “early”, good for you for getting started while you have time and the money. Our economy needs you and I appreciate you having to deflect the boos and hisses of those who choose to wait, or are jealous and don’t want to admit it.
If you are one of the naysayers who ceremoniously cursed those who chose to shop or work on Thanksgiving, let me just say this. These people are grateful for having jobs and money to spend. Don’t judge them and please just lay off. If you don’t think stores should be open on Thanksgiving then protest through not shopping. And keep quiet. The rest of the world is grateful the remaining 364 days of the year.
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