Well it’s almost here…. Weeks of manic consumerism culminate in a final spending frenzy. “Pete 75C” commented on RMWeb….
I thought I’d pop into Tesco at 07:30 to avoid the rush and get a few last minute bits. Good GRIEF. Nowhere to park and trolley rage in every aisle. I’m done. Noticed the sign on exit… “We’re shut on Boxing Day, but don’t worry – our Express stores are open”. I won’t worry at all, thanks…
Slight shortage of good will to all men here? But don’t panic, Sainsbury are open on Boxing Day! Why do people stock up as if Armageddon was imminent? (Or perhaps they know something I don’t?)
But come tomorrow I’ll be delighted to return to the real meaning of Christmas, remembering a new-born baby in a manger – who would grow up to change the world.
Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas 2017.
But to be politically correct, thanks to “javlinfaw7” on N Gauge Forum…..
At this time of the year it’s difficult to know what to say without offending someone and there has been a lot going on on various FB groups recently. So I’ve checked with my legal adviser and on his advice I wish to say the following to all friends and acquaintances.
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that Great Britain is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
Disclaimer: No trees were harmed in the sending of this message; however, a significant number of electrons were slightly inconvenienced.
So here’s another perfect combination of Christmas and trains…