Sunday, November 24, 2019
Here we go again, "The Holidays".
This week is Thanksgiving. As in years past, I'll be working at the hotel on Thanksgiving Day. No complaints here, I'm used to it. Interestingly I meet the nicest people at the hotel during the Thanksgiving holiday. Usually grandparents visiting their children and grandchildren who stay at the hotel because they can't take all that grandchildren activity 24/7. Can't say as I blame them. I couldn't either. Whoever the guests are, they always seem to be in good spirits which I welcome. Life is too short to be unhappy. Be happy folks!
Now once we pass Thanksgiving Day we'll get inundated with Christmasy things. Some of the worst is that U.S Post Office advertisement that is singing "There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays". OMG! Do we have to listen to THAT until Christmas Day? Come on Post Office, take that commercial off before you turn our brains to
One good thing this holiday though, I haven't heard too many "HO, HO, HO's" God, I can't stand that phony Santa "HO! HO! HO!"
I probably sound like a "Bah humbug" kind of guy but I'm not really. I love the Christmas season and "the holidays" but what I don't like is the over commercialization.
The one Christmas activity that I have always engaged in and enjoyed is sending and receiving Christmas cards. However, for the first time in my living memory, I think I'll drastically cut back on my Christmas cards this year. There are those former co-workers and friends I've been exchanging cards with every year, I'll still send those because I truly wish them a Merry Christmas. There are also a few blogger friends I like to send cards to. But I don't think I'll continue to send cards to those relatives and others who I never receive a card from. My cards are probably just an annoyance to them anyway. And the relatives, sad to say almost all of my relatives are Trumpers. Can't do it folks, just can't do it. I've unfriended all of them from my Facebook account so why send them a card wishing them well as long as they continue to support the criminal in the White House. They're lost, especially to me.
I'm looking forward to spending a week before Christmas in Philadelphia with my friends. True friends. I'll be returning Christmas Eve to work at the hotel. I'm also working New Year's Eve, which is always enjoyable for me working at the hotel. Long gone are those days when I celebrated New Year's Eve partying at the gay bars in Philadelphia. Those were the days folks!