Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lest we forget... to go shopping???

I came home from work today sick and spent the whole afternoon conked out in bed. I hope to go to the Remembrance Day ceremony tomorrow at the parliament building, but I'll see what shape I'm in. Regardless, I will observe the minute of silence and follow a ceremony on tv if I don't feel well enough to leave the house.

I'll tell you what I won't be doing to honour those who have served and who are serving now: I won't be attending the Remembrance Day sale at Eddie Bauer. What the fuck? How on earth can a chain possibly think that a day meant to commemorate those who served their country is a good time for a sale? Add them to my boycott list.

TM and I saw an equally ludicrous ad for Macy's Veteran's Day sale in the US. You know, maybe devout Christians feel the same way about Christmas sales, but this has just crossed a big line for me. Even if the stores donated some from their sales to veterans, it's so incomprehensibly gross to think of this day becoming another day to shop.


Susan as Herself said...

I was also sick as a dog yesterday---had to call in sick to rehearsal last night, and passed out in bed... UGH. A bit better today...

Veteran's Day sales have sadly been a part of this culture for a long time. I have never understood it. No more than I understand Christmas trees in public places in October. ARGHHH!!!

rox said...

The world is a fucked up place.

Feel better.

CoffeeDog said...

Amen sistah Rox

Snooze said...

Susan: too early displays suck the life out of a holiday.

Rox: xo

CD: True dat.

You know, actually, I do usually go shopping on Remembrance Day come to think of it, but I wait until the afternoon after the ceremonies, and I still think the idea of having a specific sale on that day is gross.