It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas…
That explains why everything’s so bloody god awful.
I suppose it will come as no surprise that I don’t really have much time for christmas, which is why I typically flee the country for some other far flung land where the custom is non-existent.
It’s not so much the “family thing” that I find objectionable, which I suppose is kind of acceptable, but it’s the rampant consumerism and extravagance that’s just kind of grotesque if you stop to give it some thought.
There are people starving on the other side of the world, yet here we will buy up a truckload of food, eat it for three days and then chuck the rest away. Even those who can least afford it will be compelled to plunge themselves into debt just to be part of the chaos and frenzy that is apparently, part n parcel of the so-called “festive season.”
Australians are set to splurge more than ever this christmas with the Retailer’s Association expecting some $35 billion will be spent on groceries, grog and gifts in the lead up to christmas. Much of that will be charged on plastic cards leaving many people lumbered with a post Christmas hangover in the form of a hefty credit card bill.
But here’s a tip; next year why not simply fuck off to some part of the world where it’s not even a thing, and escape the madness and mayhem. It’s not too late to start planning.
But anyway, that’s just me. I’m sure that some people genuinely get a thrill out of it all, and god bless their little cotton socks.
As usual The Gutter Trash will remain open throughout the holiday season, thanks to our tireless team of volunteers who work without weekend or public holiday penalty rates.
Whatever you are doing, have a lovely time.