I have written before about how Thanksgiving is the red headed cross-eyed stepchild of the family of holidays. I'm a little irked about the whole opening stores up during Thanksgiving thing as half the fun of Black Friday is dragging your ass out of bed at ungodly hours. It is bragging rights really and if you go right from the turkey to the shopping I am so not impressed. Now, going from the turkey to bed THEN getting up to brave the weather and the crowds...that's 'Merican, bitchez.
I don't know that I will be buying too terribly much on Black Friday anyways this year. Partly because there is nothing advertised that appeals to me. And partly because I am broke as fuck. OK, mainly because I am broke as fuck. I am not using credit cards anymore for a variety of reasons (mainly because I am broke as fuck and don't wanna get broker) so Christmas is cash this year. Which really, probably should have been happening all along anyways but there is probably a reason I didn't go into finance. Mostly because I really like to torture myself at work so I go for the high stress, low paying jobs like working in a bar, or a day care, or being a therapist at a mental health agency. And honestly, there is not much difference between the three most days...
I digress. I am refusing to go out shopping on Thanksgiving. I have way too much wine to drink and I refuse to cut it short! Plus there is pie. I just finished the Whole30, and goddammit I am making really poor food choices that day! Even if I will feel like I am 90 years old the next day, just in time for me to get all the Christmas decorations out and put them all up.
Yes, Thanksgiving, I have not forgotten that the whole point of you is gluttony and possibly apoplexy. Or wait...isn't it celebrating one of the last gestures of goodwill towards the native tribes before we forcibly removed them from their homes and into generations of confusion and despair? You know...kinda like the big businesses that are exploiting the workers who rely on these jobs because the economy tanked because of poor financial choices of the very big businesses who are now telling these workers to shut up and be grateful to have a job because you know the economy sucks and we are saving you from yourself by giving you a job...in a remarkably similar fashion to when we told these native tribes that we were going to change their savage ways and save them from themselves?
Guess its not so un-American after all. And also, maybe I should have gone into finance. But I don't want that to be my America. And I can't fathom ruining anyone else financially but myself. So I'll stay a therapist. And stay home and drink my wine and wait till Friday to spend money I don't have.
At least I get to do it with my family.