As everyone would probably agree, we all have too much “stuff.”
New apartments go in. Nearby storage units get built. Makes sense, right? More people, more stuff!
And at the holidays people create lists of more stuff they want, stuff they don’t likely need, because as I began, we all have too much stuff!
This episode of LESoapbox comes after a day of pure mayhem – I mean, shopping – the second to last Sunday before Christmas. Now, note well, we’re still in the teens on the calendar, but you would have thought I was out there on Christmas Eve, and I wasn’t just in one shopping area, I was in several. Pentagon City, Potomac Yard, Old Town, the drugstore, independent shops, all over town. Thank goodness this morning of shopping “fun” ended with an afternoon being serenaded into the holiday spirit by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington! Yes, my eye was on the prize as I finagled a parking space here, and an acceptable parallel park job there!
“That’s it,” I said to myself, “never again!” Next year, I’m making a nice donation to my favorite cause (although I’ll take your suggestions, too) and calling it true Christmas “giving.”
Some lucky recipients could be:
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
Children’s National Medical Center
Adult Congenital Heart Association
Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Here’s who’s not getting a paycheck’s worth next year:
…You get my drift!