“They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the f***ing
smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby.”
movie. It may not ring true for all you listers, but certainly strikes a
chord with me. You see, I have this uncanny ability to spend money. Sounds
terrible I know. It is. It’s as if the pocket of my jeans were actually on fire
Buy sold the only extinguisher in town.
For anyone like me, this smoldering “burden” makes
Thanksgiving more like Black Friday Eve. Forget the corn and yams, I’ll devour
as much tryptophanic
turkey as I can, because the faster I unbuckle my belt, the faster I plop on
that couch, the faster I fall asleep, and the faster the 5
a.m. early bird specials come around. I cannot wait! I’ll admit, one my pet
peeves is standing
in line (due to an ADHD-induced lack of patience). Not to mention my
displeasure with the frigid Midwest November weather. But the sales make all the
miseries worth the wintry wait.
I am pretty sure Black
Friday grew from people’s tendencies to start their Christmas shopping for
friends and loved ones the day after Thanksgiving. And believe me, until Black
Friday is marked as an official
holiday in America, I will be using my float days to pretend it is (btw,
Barack, if you’re listening maybe you should consider my plea as a part of your
fiscal rescue plan for your inaugural year in the Oval
For me Black Friday as good as it gets. Forget Christmas and
birthdays when you get presents you don’t want and never asked for: the
multi-colored plaid shirts, re-gifted
label-makers, and holiday gift baskets with 6 types of cheese and chocolate that
come February turn to so moldy your
chocolate lab won’t even steal off your kitchen counter. My Black Friday
shopping carts are selfishly stuffed with toys for me. It’s awful really. I am
not a selfish person – just a victim of marketing.
Take my downfalls as a lesson of the misguided and
ill-mannered. The holiday season is not about toys.
It’s not about gifts and getting. It’s about giving. And it doesn’t even have to
be the gift of material things – give love and happiness
and help. Lend a hand to those in need and enjoy your time with family and friends.
But also remember:
“Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't
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