Why I’ll Skip Black Friday 

I’m not putting down anyone who participates in Black Friday. I can’t do that to people, especially in this climate of Live Your Truth. All I am saying is, I’m going to skip it, for the reasons I’m listing here:

  1. Too Many People

Now, it’s good for a store to have a lot of people in it. But when there are so many people lined up for a sale that many people may not get, it troubles me. I even avoid those crazy NEW GAMING SYSTEM!!!!! Sales as well. You know they underproduce those things because they are not sure how those gaming systems will go over.

  1. Emotions Are Too High

I have heard about retail workers and customers getting trampled with people coming into the stores the minute they open. Go to http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/ for a list of deaths and injuries if you don’t believe me. There is also fighting and a lot of emotional people going in. How does this affect me? I am an empath. I absorb the feelings of others with barely a boundary of my own. Since the election, I have devoured Alka-Seltzer and Tums to calm my upset stomach because of this, well, flaw I guess? I never got taught how to set up an emotional boundary. How do people not consider the feelings of others? It makes no sense to me.

  1. It Would Disrupt Me

Do I have to explain this one? I am still not a happy shopper unless the store is quiet. Is it me, or do other people get road rage walking through a busy grocery store? Plus, there are sounds, sights, smells and maybe even a taste or two to distract me. Now add Black Friday crowds, and I’m about to go into meltdown. It’s a relentless barrage of discomforts.

  1. I Have My Own Tradition

This would be the biggest reason I skip out on Black Friday. I have my own traditions of changing over decorations from fall/Thanksgiving to Christmas. This process takes a very long time, because it is the most extensive decoration changeover of the year. Its process requires remembering where everything goes, choosing what you want in the decoration, and, in case you don’t know yet-I have changed over my Christmas decoration to fit the general room décor staying in better. I will probably post pictures on my Facebook page to show the results. Maybe I’ll post here if anyone is interested.

 

This is probably the biggest reason to skip out on Black Friday, and just stay calm. I mean, I’ve got leftover food from the holiday before, haven’t I? Anyway, sometimes calm and sanity is more of a goal than shopping.

And Now For Something Completely Different…. 

 

In my thirties, I discovered something crazy hilarious: Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It was raunchy, racy and downright dirty at times, but it also revealed hilarious truths about people in general. You see, much of what I considered funny was the constant addressing of the complaints of people who would find the more racy stuff offensive. And there were “embedded” complaints about how this was offensive or that was offensive, but somehow the Flying Circus made it all funny. It’s about as hard to explain at this time in the morning as I am very tired, but I promise to expand on it soon.

A Message for the President Elect 

Listen up. I voted for small government that would uphold the freedoms we have now, not for a government that would take away freedoms. I wanted a government that would uphold religious and social freedoms, but not at the expense of other freedoms.

(I know I have spoken out against the actions of some groups of people in the past; but take note, I know not everybody follows my value system, and not everybody follows my religion or pattern of worship. The United States allows for such differences in value systems As of November 2016.)

Emboldening hate towards persons of colors, religions and identities different than yours is not ensuring freedom and liberty. In fact, it is the opposite.

Registering a group of people for their religion is not ensuring freedom and liberty. It is the opposite.

Taking away one group’s rights to ensure another group’s rights is not ensuring freedom and liberty. In fact, it is the opposite.

I have come to realize one ugly truth in this election:

If you have no problem messing with and taking away others’ rights, you will certainly have no problem messing with and taking away mine.

So no matter what you say or do, know this: I am watching you, and I will fight you to the end if you decide to take any course of action mentioned, or similar action.

Political Ugliness

There is something I must confess: I have been avoiding my blog during the election and afterwards in an attempt to care for myself. I must admit, I don’t like confrontations, because I usually lose. Why am I telling you this? I must admit, due to the negativity and just outright stupid excluding of large swaths of potential voters, I barely voted. I could not take all the stress. It was just insane for me. I am not going to reveal who  I voted for, because I am not proud of either candidate. If that offends you, please find another blog. I have had enough of the ugliness over the past two years from both sides, and I am getting tired of fighting. No, I won’t wear a safety pin either. People on all sides have been giving their online personas outright grief over it. I feel it is an empty gesture. If this offends you, goodbye