While grocery shopping for my mother this morning I found myself at the Fruitland Wal-Mart. Now at one time the Fruitland Wal-Mart was the better of the two Wal-Marts in the Salisbury area, but it has gone downhill. The place just looks disorganized and the people there don’t seem to care. One cashier had a Santa stocking hat on and at my house the Thanksgiving turkey hasn't even thawed out yet. I was tempted to walk over and bitch slap some sense into him.
Somehow over the past years Thanksgiving has evolved into a holiday people wait for, not so much as a holiday by itself but because the day after Thanksgiving the unofficial Christmas season can begin. Let’s face it Thanksgiving gets the short end of the stick every year. Once Halloween is over, (and usually before) store aisles filled with Chinese Made Christmas cheer. On Thanksgiving day people are patiently waiting for Black Friday when the men will haul out ladders and strings of Christmas lights (disregarding of course those multi-holiday houses that have not only Halloween decorations, but also autumn/Thanksgiving decorations, Fourth of July, plus Christmas decorations always out year round). Woman will go Black Friday shopping and both, men and women will pull out the Christmas cards that weekend and start the process of addressing and writing those personal notes to go in them. And Thanksgiving will become that one day in which you ate too much, drank too much, and tried to find a TV channel without a Damn football game on.