Sunday evening on a windy cold spooky night I was driving back from Brattleboro on the last leg of my 2 hour journey right here in Ea$tern Connecticut I began to notice houses decorated for Hall….. No No those aren’t Halloween Lights, I’m not a big fan of Halloween lights or compresser skelatons but hell there’s plenty of oil. We live on a planet that has infinate resources and room for at least another 300 billion people to waste them. No these were Christmas Lights for it is again the begining of the season of the Sellabration of Saint Consumer rising above all expectations of Excess and Flying throught the air in his/her Green Hummer On Visa, on Discover, on Mastercard, on layaway, Now trash away, trash away, trash away all. Remember without Plastic even landfills themselves would be impossible. Boo, Merry, Happy, Deck the, Whatever. Ho Ho pjc
I hate to tell you, but around Labor Day is when the large display items for your yard and home go up in the Super Samilicious Mega Club. The first time I saw that, I understood why people end up going on rampages.
IT’S TOO EARLY !!! Leave us a little time to ease back into the work/school year without being reminded that the Great Feast of Overconsumption has begun, and we are NOTHING if we do not indulge every little voice inside of us that implores us to BUY THAT THING, whatever it may be. Do you WANT it or do you NEED it?
A friend of mine is in retail (poor thing), and I kidded her about the displays going up. With all the larger stores setting up so early now, if she doesn’t set up at the same time, she loses customers to the other stores. That’s a valid point, I’m sure, but the whole thing is being driven farther back in to summer by this mentality. Pretty soon, we’ll be celebrating the summer solstice as well as the winter one. (Don’t put it that way to the religious folk, they just get all cranky).