1. We are sorrowed to report that one of the Founding Members has passed on. Dee (Righthand) is well remembered as contributing much to the operation of SurvivalMonkey, and is already greatly missed. Little lady, big person.

I knew it was coming but my god not this fast...

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by fedorthedog, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    My lights are going up on Sunday after the Mrs. flies to Memphis. She has had the Christmas blues with me being laid off for a month and a half and is totally against doing anything this year. Back to work now and full gear towards X-mas cheer!!! Presents are a mute point- as Tulinar said- it is a year round endeavor, not just on the holidays. Once she leaves, my son and I are going to light this candle up. She will come home to a Clark Griswold!!! :D
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  2. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    On the bright side, you're gainfully employed. MAny people I know are not. I don't know how spiritual you are or if you even celebrate Christian holidays but if you do, then the spiritual side of this holiday can put things in a different perspective for you.

    May tomorrow (or next month) bring a better day for you.
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  3. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    thats interesting but it sounds more to me like u hate your job and not christmass... .... if you didnt work in the store would christmass suck so bad ???? come to my house for christmass and christmass eve .. ill assure you we have a good time ....AND DONT FORGET WHAT THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON IS !!!! MERRY CHRISTMASS AND HAPPY HAOLIDAYS
  4. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    No, I love my job. It's rough during the Christmas/Valentines season; but I would play with jewelry as a hobby, even if I didn't do it for a job. It's a great job.

    What I hate is the stress created during the Christmas season by the rampant materialization of our society. I hate the mindless consumerism. I hate the hypocrisy displayed by shoppers, willing to engage in a fistfight to get that last special toy, and who will run you down in the parking lot to get a space closer to the mall; but who claim to be filled with the "Christmas Spirit", whatever that means these days.

    Even many of those who claim to remember "the meaning of Christmas" seem to readily forget that meaning amongst the race to shop, decorate, and gorge on food and drink. I can't see Jesus Christ, the man behind "the meaning of Christmas", really engaging in any of the traditional American Christmas activities. I think he would be horrified, and ascribe those activities more to the Pagan hoards than to the godly.

    If we could eliminate gift giving during Christmas, I would welcome the holiday. To exchange holiday greetings, visit with family and friends, share a meal, sounds like a wonderful thing; but most Americans seem to need to take everything to the extreme.

    I don't wish to offend. I'm certainly not digging at you personally, and I'm not saying that every American or every American Christian has lost their way on Christmas. Many spend their holidays helping the homeless, and feeding the hungry, and reflecting on "the meaning of Christmas." I salute them. I think though that, in general, Christmas in America has turned into a holiday of hypocrisy. That is what I hate.

    Grinch signing off.
  5. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    To Quote Santa I have only one thing to say about these complaints "Venison"
  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    To quote a few cannibals around the traps about these complaints......"self basting Santa!"
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  7. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Yes, Christmas time seems to bring out the folks that have lost the true meaning of the season. Shopping conflicts, parking battles...all senseless IMHO. Reflecting on the birth and later sacrifice of Christ is the last thing on manys' minds, as proven by their selfishness.

    This year will be spent (again) with family, and although there will be food and drink available it is not the primary reason for the gathering. Gifts, although symbolic of the gifts of the three wise men, are not wild, useless trinkets that serve no purpose, and are actually being discouraged. Our gift to some this year is firewood...they did not have the opportunity to stock up (getting married and settling in a new home can do that) but we do not expect anything in return...we were blessed with a surplus and are merely sharing the bounty.

    So I agree to a limited "bah humbug" - to those that feel the need to plow through others so that they can get the last (insert the latest gimmick)...and a heartfelt Merry Christmas to those that still understand. :)
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