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Attack of the Killer Pies!

November 26, 2008 1:24 PM 11/26/08

So since they closed a number of Baker’s Square locations this one is packed today. Everybody is picking up their holiday pies and the place is nuts.

Surprisingly it seems that people are acting human in the line which stretches out the door. That pleases me greatly - I love it when people act like human beings.

So yet another feast-gorge-spend holiday is once again upon us. The consumerism is much subdued this time due to the fact that not a lot of people have money to spend on luxury items. Won’t stop some people form acting like idiots but it should reduce the amount of casualties.

If you _have_ to buy a luxury on Black Friday at least make it something the will help something or someone. Like replacing that old tube TV with an LCD to reduce the amount of electricity you use. Or buy a bunch of SD cards and donate them to a digital photography class. Something like that. Consumerism should have a good reason at any time above and beyond just consuming.

As for the feast - feed someone besides yourself if possible. There are still a great many people out there that are in need of a good meal or even a meal at all.

Even now while sliding into a recession to beat the band we are _still_ one of the riches countries in the world and yet we still can’t ensure that everyone who lives here is fed. Or clothed. Or given healthcare. What makes us a first-world country again I forget?

Sorry about that...sometimes it’s far too easy for me to stand on a box of soap.

If you can’t feed someone or buy something for someone then _please_ be thankful of anything and anyone that you have. With the passing years I’ve watched people all around me put Thanksgiving further and further from their minds in search of starting Christmas early and that bothers me something fierce because it means that likely a good portion of them are looking to the gift receiving season. Those people are looking at what they can get rather than looking at what they already have. They’re blind to any wealth of material or wealth of spirit they possess.

And that’s a blindness the human race can not afford. You can’t see the future when blinded like that.

I’ve said it once before and will say it again - we need to do better than we’re already doing. There is no progress without improvement.

So _please_ please please be thankful of what you have this holiday season and please help anyone that you can.

It’s important to all of us even if we don’t realize it. :-)




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acelightning
Nov. 27th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
I happen to be descended from someone who was on that boat in 1620. They may have been so ignorant that they nearly starved to death while surrounded by plenty, but at least they weren't too stubborn to accept what the Indians told them about local foods. I'm thankful that my particular ancestors were among the ones who didn't starve to death, because if they had, I wouldn't be here.

And I'm thankful that the tradition of sharing food with those who have less - as the Indians did with the Pilgrims - has survived, even into the third millennium. Hell, I'm thankful for food.
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