I popped in the store the other day to pick up the things I forgot to buy my last trip. Why can’t I remember the grocery list before I leave the house??? *thunking head*
The lines were long because of the time of day and people getting their grub for an Easter feast. So I get stuck back by the aisle with the stuffed animals and Easter candy. Painful place to be in since I’m on a diet. Bleh!
Anyway, two women were loading up on bagged candy, peeps and chocolate bunnies. One said she was glad this was the last of the candy holidays until winter. The other laughed.
Yeah, it’s funny in one context and I could commiserate with her. But as I looked at all the candy and toys and baskets, I thought how sad it is that we have taken a religious celebration and turned it into a commercial festival.
Is it just me or does this bother you, too? And just what type of lesson or message are we (meaning us in the candy-crazed-holiday U.S.) sending out there?