Wednesday, November 27, 2002

The Thanksgiving That Never Was

Have you noticed that this late-in-the-month Thanksgiving has been pretty much squeezed off the calendar and the store shelves by Christmas and Hanukah? I’ve seen Christmas gifts and Christmas cards and Christmas decorations being pushed in the malls for the last two weeks. And what the heck’s with Hanukah, starting one day after Thanksgiving!? Yikes! Like what’s the rush? And then, don’t look now but Christmas is already over. I heard “Aude Lang Syne” on the PA system in a drug store the other day and thought, “Holy Ramadan, Batman, is this a new terrorist plot? Are the evil doers speeding up time and trying to confuse the heck out of all of us?” We’ll be saying “Erin Go Braless” and wearing of the green by next week if this keeps up.