Sunday, December 16, 2018

Holidays Make No Cents

My wife decided to put up a Christmas tree this year. And for the record, I’m opposed to Christmas trees. I don’t understand the point of cutting down a live tree that wasn’t bothering anyone… Unless you count allergies or providing lots of oxygen for creatures like you and me to breathe… Just to drag it into your home to gaudy it up for everyone to “enjoy”. I have never understood that.

At least the wife purchased a fake tree that will serve her for years to come. The last one needed to be retired to the landfill.

And that brings me to seasonal or holiday decorations. I’m having trouble understanding it. Why do some people feel it necessary to decorate the house for seasons or holidays?

Valentine’s Day is light on the list. There’s not a whole lot going on with that holiday. Easter is also on the lighter side when it came to decorations, but it meant new church clothes for me and my sisters. St. Patrick’s Day is also on the light side. I mean most people can get away with just turning their beers green and wearing green. The Fourth of July gets a pass only because being patriotic can be a year-round kind of thing. There’s no time limit on being patriotic. Halloween isn’t my thing, but I know A LOT of people that love it. They can go a little crazy with the decorations and costumes. The costumes I support especially the slutty female costumes. Thanksgiving involves not only turkeys and pilgrims, but all things that represent the fall season. And then there’s the granddaddy of them all… Christmas. Some people go ALL OUT for Christmas.

People spend a large sum of money to decorate for holidays. And usually the decorations get dragged out of some attic, garage, or a closet for about 30 days of year. What is going on with the other 335 days?

That’s right! People spend all that money on decorations to store them away for most of the time they possess those decorations. It just doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve never understood it. Especially those folks that like to light up their house like an ELO concert. Those lights have to be stored somewhere and those in that particular spirit get the added benefit of a larger power bill. But LED lights are getting around to take care of that aspect.

Maybe I’m a little bit of a grinchy mofo. I’ve been called worse. But I feel that I'm just being practical. Purchasing holiday decorations seems like a colossal waste of money to me. But hey, if you want to waste your money and storage space just like my wife then by all means, knock yourself out. It’s your money. It’s your space.

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