Friday, November 28, 2008

The Day After Thanksgiving

Y'all know about the special flyers that advertise great Christmas specials, right? Well Ma n Pa got suckered into believing it all and headed to Walmart, arriving a few minutes before the 5 a.m. sales. Never done it before and now we know why. Parking lot was fuller than a butcher's dog. Store was packed to where you had to play a game of dodge to get down the aisles. Pa's target was the Xbox, half the regular price with a free Guitar Hero thrown in. Don't know nuttin' about such electronic marvels, but Santa said someone wanted one. The crowd had gathered 'round all 16 of the boxes....yes, Walmart only had 16 to sell. Someone yelled "Go!" and Pa muscled to the front....actually got his hands on the last box, when all of a sudden a kid crawled between his legs and yanked it away! Guess the kid needed it more than he. Next time when Santa tells us what someone wants, we're gonna retort, "Why you tellin' us? That's your job!" In the meantime, we're gonna be content with what we got already and can't be taken from us, God's Son. As the wisemen once said, Jesus is the reason for the season!


Charlie said...
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Charlie said...

We tried the "Black Friday" shopping extravaganza once before...We learned a valuable lesson. We now use this day to catch up on sleep and catch up on work that we have not had time for. If you look at it this way, it makes perfect sense. God has provided rest and time!