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Happy Capitalism and Commerce Day
*This post contains more swear words than usual. 🤷
On this day of shopping, sales, and complete disregard for civility in markets, I call on you to remember yourself.
If someone has their hands on an item in a public shopping area, do not snatch the item out of your fellow shopper’s hands. Wait patiently. If they choose to purchase that item, then the Universe is saying, “No, no. Not for you, Bob.”
If you are scared that your relatives will love you less if you can’t get the right brand of whatever thingy they wish for, then your relatives are assholes and do not deserve your love, affection, and hard-earned dollars.
If you’ve decided to forgo gifts this year in lieu of handwritten letters and homemade biscuits…well, RIGHT THE FUCK ON, Doris! I’m with you!
The holiday season is a time of year where it's easy to feel pressure from everyone around you. You'll be bombarded with commercials, ads, and posts on social media about the latest gift idea that will make your loved one happy this Christmas. It can be tempting to try and keep up with all these expensive ideas or at least spend as much money as possible, but don't let anyone guilt you into spending when most people just want to be seen, loved, and thought of.
Be patient and remember what really matters this season: love (and maybe some coffee).