Today I went to a local grocery store to pick up some lunch from the hot food counter because Suit Suzy did not get a chance to pack me a lunch before she left for work today (yes, I’m spoiled). So as I got out of my vehicle, I could hear bells & that meant one thing based on the time of year. It was a fucking Salvation Army Bel ringer!
I hate Bell Ringers, for one they are always nice and overly polite, two – I feel guilty because I never give & I think they all know it & 3 – I never trust that they are official.
So after I got my lunch and snacks I mad a pretend phone call as I walk out of the door to pass the jolly Bell Ringer & he shouted HAVE A GREAT DAY all loud & I am sure it was to be sarcastic. For the next 3 weeks or so I will have to endure my hateful feeling of these gleeful bastards ringing those damn bells & greeting everyone that walks past.
With X-mas approaching I am again wishing I was a Jehovah’s Witness so I did not have to do the X-mas thing but because I have kids Suite Suzy is not hearing it. Because I am such a negative person I am going to ask her tomorrow if we can start to celebrate Festivus in addition to or instead of X-mas.
To be honest about my feeling on X-mas I must admit that I am still bitter about my mother fucking me over when I turned 17 and stopped buying my shit for X-mas as she hooked my brother & Sister up. Although I was bypassed for X-mas lovin’, she still expected me to get her ass something. My vision on the meaning of X-mas is not where it should be maybe but I think I am too old to change now. I will also admit that my favorite X-mas character is Scrooge. (Side Note: I tell too much of my business, I am OK as long as I am the only one telling it.)
Breakdown on Festivus:
Festivus is a nondenominational holiday featured in “The Strike” episode of Seinfeld, a popular United States based television sitcom of the 1990s. The holiday was a plot device in the episode, which first aired on December 18, 1997. Many people, influenced or inspired by Seinfeld, now celebrate the holiday, in varying degrees of seriousness. Some do it religiously; others do it with good tidings in their respect to Seinfeld.
According to Seinfeld, Festivus is celebrated each year on December 23, but many people celebrate it other times, often in early December. Its slogan is “A Festivus for the rest of us!!“ An aluminium pole is generally used in lieu of a Christmas tree or other holiday decoration, shedding holiday materialism. Those attending participate in the “Airing of Grievances” in which each person tells each and everyone else all the ways they’ve disappointed him/her over the past year, and after a Festivus dinner, The “Feats of Strength” are performed. Traditionally, Festivus is not over until the head of the household is wrestled to the floor and pinned. (Source)