Only 2 days to Xmas … The lead news story, “retailers are predicting Australians will spend $48 billion dollars at Xmas blah blah blah”
Now, in late January, is it safe to “attack” Xmas for the commercial proletariat-pilfering exercise that it is? Oh, have I given it away? Yes, Koneko is … the … the … Grinch!
Warning: The dog WAS harmed after this shot was taken
One of the great singers of Xmas carols in Koneko’s lifetime is Bob Hope. Here is what he had to say about the spirit of Xmas:
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others”
Do you know how many years Koneko has gone shopping for a “Loving Others”? Do you know what sort of looks you will get from a pimply 17yo sales person when you even ask for a “Loving Others”? Not to mention that you can’t get a park in a “Shopping Centre” without 6 other cars flashing lights and coming at the vacant parking spot from angles never conceived by the engineer …
I could go on, and on, and on …
Boxing Day now there is a DAY … having slept-in (in the vain hope that you can forget the obligatory Xmas Day argument … hi Nanna, hi Aunty Lorraine, hi Uncle Ken haha) … you get up and there is cold (or reheated) ham off the bone … and then there is CRICKET … and if things go really, really well … you will be having a classic Mexican siesta by “tea” (the cricket kind)
Merry Xmas? … Good luck!