I could not help but take notice that this year Thanksgiving was merely a speedbump on the road to Black Friday sales. We were bombarded with tv commercials and sales fliers that informed you that if you were not in line at Hellmart by 3:00 a.m., your family's Christmas would be ruined. I find it an interesting counterpoint to programs like Clean House and Hoarders which give us all an object lesson in how your life can become derailed if you acquire too much stuff.
This morning I was sent over the edge by a commercial which assured you that Petsmart "has hundreds of gifts that your pet will love". Really?!????!?? Has the celebration of the nativity of our dear Lord and Savior come to this?
I am thinking that it might take some effort for me stay in the Christmas spirit this year.