Not much chance of “Peace on Earth” either !
Posted by Big John on December 22, 2013
On Thursday I decided to brave the ‘child friendly’ policy at my local pub, as the neighbourhood’s school
hool.. kids had not yet started their Christmas break, and take the old ‘trouble and strife’ to lunch (she had to remind me that we had first met on this day 54 years ago !).
Now, as this establishment had been advertising ‘Xmas Specials’ since bloody September, I was very surprised to find the place half empty, and with only a couple of little brats present.
On the day before, I found that my local Sainsbury’s supermarket, although busy, was far less crowded than was usual at this time of year, and I did have the pleasure of bagging a parking space immediately I arrived, which must have pissed off those who saw me do so, as they were on their tenth circuit of the car park. :-)
If only the weather was as quiet. It’s blowing a gale and the rain is peeing down. Still, that’s better than being up to your arse in snow.
Once again, this year, I’m doing my ‘saintly act’, along with other family members, and giving the money I would have spent on presents to various charities, which means no visits to the shopping mall and no high street hassle. However, this also means that I am unable to judge if people in general are shying away from the modern Christmas ‘commercialism’ and abandoning what has become a festive orgy of materialism. Could this be ? … I wonder !
No bleedn’ chance, mate ! … I’ve just read that, in the UK, Christmas shoppers are expected to spend £45,000 every second and that 16,000 shops will be open on …
… Christmas Day !
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
(That includes all you Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Pagans
and Religious Nutters)