Saturday, November 28, 2009

Post-Thanksgiving Day Rant

Seems like every holiday I have the same issues. I've probably mentioned before how the holidays and all their hoopla annoy me. I just don't see the point in blindly following traditions that don't make any sense. I mean really, people do things during the holidays that they would never do any other time of the year just because that's what they've always done or that's just what people are expected to do. So once again, here's my roundup of holiday behaviors I don't get and/or get on my nerves:

  • Getting up at 3am or camping out at a store to get some item you probably don't need that badly anyway. Consumer brainwashing.
  • Sending out mass HAPPY HOLIDAY texts to people you no longer talk to and including women you've ended relationships with on a bad note. Clean up your contacts people!
  • Visiting relatives you never see even though you've been living in the same city with them for years. Don't pretend we know each other only on a holiday.
  • Giving out food to the homeless. Ok, this is nice but what are they going to eat for the rest of the year? How about a job.
  • Cooking a whole turkey. Or, for that matter, cooking from scratch. Maybe if we did more of this throughout the year, some of these awful fast food chains would go out of business.
  • Eating at 4pm. Who decided holiday dinners should take place this early?
  • Treating people like freaks if they decide to spend a holiday like every other day of the year. If I want to stay home in my pajamas watching old episodes of Top Chef, order pizza, and drink beer all day, why not? No, I'm not just being difficult (as my mother would say) and no, that doesn't make me the sad, pathetic single girl. It's just my choice.
So, what did I do this Thanksgiving? Well, I did end up visiting relatives I never see any other time of the year and it was fun. But the point is, why not do this ANY time of the year? And don't even get me started on how this makes no sense when it comes to traveling long distance. As someone who went to school for years in another state from where my family lived, I have horror stories about traveling during the holidays.
But I can say that with all the people out of town during the holidays, going out in DC is a whole lot nicer.

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1 comment:

Shawn Smith said...

Mine was fine. I did get the random texts for the holiday. It's interesting, I get more randoms like that than I do on my birthday.