I hate our economically driven society...
I just need to rant.
Why is it that at ever chance we get we come up with some stupid reason to show our consumer driven mindset. Memorial Day weekend is coming up and all I have to say is, \"Who gives a D@mn?\" Why is there this increasing need to turn a holiday that may at one point have had some significance into a reason to go on a trip and waste money on things that the CEO\'s love to sell you. Everyone complains about the gas prices, well don\'t go anywhere for God\'s sake. We\'ve turned all these holidays into meaningless reasons to spend money. I mean, me and my wife want to get away this weekend just to be together and we\'re scared to even bother due to all the people that think that just because its a holiday that\'s a reason to drive 300 miles to an overcrowded vacation spot. So we\'re going to have to delay a long overdue, relationship building, outing because the consumer driven sheep can feed the beast that is our economy. AHHHHH! Look at Mother\'s Day for instance. Why do I have to go out and spend a hundred bucks on my mother, another 100 on my wife, buy my grandmother a card or something? Why? The greatest gift you can give your mother is moving out of her house at a decent age and turning into a successful adult. Money and gifts aren\'t everthing. Is a hundred dollar Mother\'s Day gift going to make you a better son? Nah. So why does it all have to boil down to a reason for the mass retailers to have massive sales and why do I have to get dragged kicked and screaming into the freaking local mall to waste my time? It\'s baffling. No more for me, thanks. No more Christmas gifts to 4th cousins I don\'t even know (Grandma, buy your own d@mn clothes from now on; I mean who waits till Christmas to buy things anyway), no more whiney cards to people I never really liked anyway. I thinking of going Thorough style. Where\'s the cabin in the woods that no one knows about? That\'s my style, back to what matters most. I hate America sometimes. I\'m sick of feeding the monster. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]