“Thanksgiving Day (Jour de l’Action de grâce in Canadian French) is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.” Wikipedia. There you have it. Another holiday that should be abolished, because it’s outlived its usefulness. I guess fishermen and farmers might find some meaning to it, but not the rest of us. The grocery store’s shelves have the same amount of stuff on them this week as they did last week.
Truthfully, the only thing we are really thankful for is that we have Monday off to recover from all the food and booze we consumed over the weekend. And that’s what most of us do. Consume. Very little of us actually plant and harvest anything. So maybe we should start calling it thanksgetting, or thankcosto or something that is a little closer to the truth. Think I’m being a bit harsh? Remember, I’m the guy who hates Christmas too. https://jasonlawsonrants.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/merry-christmas-bah-humbug-santas-a-jerk/
Those of us who can overindulge do, and those that can’t know about it and feel bad because of it. How do you tell a child there’s no turkey and pumpkin pie for him/her when the kid knows other people have too much of it? Maybe I should just shut up and be thankful for what I have, but I can’t help thinking about those who don’t have anything. I just wish there was a way we could invite every hungry child in the world to a thanksgiving dinner. Then maybe I wouldn’t be so annoyed with a meaningless holiday….
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