Stop Asking If People Are Ready for Christmas

This is getting some attention on Facebook, so I thought I’d share it here again.

Things are much better this year, but I still firmly believe in this post. As a great poet once said:

Do I reblog myself? Very well, I reblog myself.
I am not a multitude; I contain singles.

David J. Bauman

christmas tree at shopping mall christmas tree at shopping mall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you want peace on earth? Would you like to spread good will toward women and men? Then please, for the love of god, reindeer and all that is sacred and sane, stop asking that damned question! No, seriously, stop it. What are you thinking? What is wrong with you people? Stop asking others, “Are you ready for Christmas?”

My scenario today : I was going to leave around noon to “finish my shopping,” but after being up for a couple of hours this morning, I found I had a bit of a headache and so, it being Sunday, I crawled back under the covers for a while, thinking when I got up I’d have some more coffee and sit at my kitchen table with my little notebook and pen, and scribble out my list and make my plan. I mean, I…

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. slpmartin says:

    It’s just as good as the first time!

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  2. Brian Dean Powers says:

    As that same great poet also wrote, “I hear America shopping, standing there long and long…..”

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    1. Ha! That’s fantastic. 😉


    2. You know, I was thinking that to say I contain singles is a contradiction of saying that I was not a multitude but then it hit me–that’s pretty damned appropriate to the original quote.

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    3. Brian Dean Powers says:

      Unless you were thinking of individually wrapped American cheese slices.


  3. I think they call that “cheese food.” Who is the comedian who speculated on whether or not cheese food was something cheese would eat?


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