Tuesday, November 06, 2007

It's the week after Halloween that must mean it's almost Christmas, right?

So Halloween has gone and no sooner did the orange and black have its moment in the moonlight, that it's all gone again. And now the Christmas deluge may begin. I really really get annoyed by Christmas music this early in the year. Not only do I get tired of the repetitiveness of it all, but I feel like we miss out on other events as well as a result. For instance, Veterans Day. Personally, I have always felt like Veterans Day deserves the same treatment as the 4th of July. But apparently I am alone in these sentiments. Most people don't even know what day it is, and unless you work for the Feds, you probably don't get the day off from work. Personally, I think it is a shame. Not just because I like time off of work, but because I do think it is a holiday that deserves a lot more recognition. But since patriotic Santas have never been top retail sellers, the day comes and goes with little to no fan fare.
I also have a rant about the cost of normal every day services that skyrocket during Christmas season. For example, air fare. A flight that just a few months ago I took for $250 booked on just 2 weeks' notice, is now costing me $423 with 8 weeks' notice. Ridiculous. The airlines intentionally jack the prices up. In any other industry the suppliers would end up in court for price gouging. But airlines and Christmas? We just expect it.

Also, Christmas music. It used to be something beautiful. Something to look forward to. Now it's something to dread, played every where you go. And it isn't always beautiful. I still maintain that "Last Christmas," by Wham and "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime," by Paul McCartney and Wings, are two of the worst songs ever recorded. (And I'm a Paul fan!) Both songs make me want to pull my hair out while screaming naked in the park. (FYI, I've already heard both songs this week on the damned radio station that is already playing 24/7 Christmas songs.)

I'm sure over the next few weeks I will have some more rants. I expect they will probably appear on days when I have to do abs and glutes work at the gym.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think 4th of July and Veterans day deserve the same treatment. One is celebrating the United States Birthday, if you will, and the other is honoring and respecting Veterans fought in wars. Both deserve different tones.


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