Welcome to Midweek Mayhem,
The place where we get to talk about anything and everything, – now with non-denominational seasonal festivities!
Christmas. A time when we all come together to celebrate the birth of Christ, and all the good things he brought to the world through his teachings and selfless example.
It’s also a time of reflection. A time for family to come together and celebrate all that’s good in the world, and to thank the heavenly father for all our blessings.
Celebrating our joyous existence, worshipping the almighty.
It’s also a time for buying crap. Spending money on things you don’t like to give to people who don’t need it for the sake of keeping some teenage kid employed at some crap job earning diddly-f**kin-squat working 18 hour shifts at some shop selling shite.
Spare a thought for Gerry Harvey though, the multi-millionaire who is acutely conscious of the good work that charities do for struggling families at this time of year.
He has just announced a campaign that will see $80 from every $100 spent at a Harvey Norman store this Christmas donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas appeal. Now that’s the spirit of Christmas!
Or that might not be true at all. Actually he’s very worried about the prospect of some of his stores not making any money over Christmas. I. Am. Really. Sorry.
In further demonstrations of good will, apparently, not to be outdone, Julie Bishop’s offered to dress up as Santa and hand out gifts to underprivileged children at homeless shelters.
Here she is practising “what would you like for Christmas little boy?”
So with Christmas three weeks away, how’s your Christmas shopping going? Any recommendations for that funny uncle that’s always difficult to buy for? Or for the 12 year old going on 27 year old niece?
Over to you blogocrats….Oh, and ho-ho-bloody-ho!!