Tomorrow is Super Saturday, a day that rivals Black Friday for total number of sales. An estimated 126 million people will be shopping tomorrow. I won’t be one of them. If I am not comatose from exhaustion (I spent most of today working on clearing out stuff from my storage unit) I will be spending tomorrow in the storage unit again seeking more punishment.
I hadn’t realized the irony until this very second — tomorrow, 126 million people will be getting stuff, and I will be getting rid of stuff. (Or maybe that isn’t irony. Maybe it’s balance, but there is no way I can get rid of enough stuff to balance out all the new purchases everyone will be making, so I’ll stick with “irony.”)
It’s an interesting experience revisiting possessions I haven’t seen in so long. I’m finding things I didn’t know I kept, which to me is an indication that I should get rid of them since obviously, I have no real attachment to the items. On the other hand, I can’t find things I am positive I saved. Yikes.
I’m also repacking boxes that have gotten smashed from too much weight sitting on top of them for two and a half years. So much fun!
I hope your pre-Christmas weekend is as exciting as mine.
Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.
December 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm
and neither was I, I refuse to be sucked in by the greed that feasts on the ignorance of the masses.
Here endeth the lesson for today from your own friendly socialist atheist chum.
And a very happy new year to you Pat 😀 😈
December 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm
I tried to get rid of all the influences of others in life, such as the media and convention, and you know what I ended up when it was all gone? Nothing! I enjoy that — it means I can celebrate whatever I please. Happy New Year!!
December 24, 2017 at 5:06 pm
Better off without it methinks Pat. Cheers
December 27, 2017 at 7:20 am
I will be doing the same thing, clearing out things that I don’t need. Will try to find people that can use them. They are in good condition. Next, Yard Sale at my friend’s house. The end goes to the Thrift Store.