Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday Night Rant: The Cost Of Celebrating

I finally have a problem with the over-commercialism of stuff.

It started of course with the Great Valentine Con where people (and when I say people, I mean men) currently have to take up personal loans just to buy a stalk of rose and a box of Smarties on the day.

The sacred month of Ramadan came next. I mean RM100-per-head buka puasa buffets don’t really go with the whole spirit of going through what the poor experience one month in a year, does it? Really, how many poor people you know break their fast with lamb masala and chocolate-coated strawberries?

Then of course there’s the whole current obsession with over-celebrating family members. It’s great that you appreciate your moms and dads on the designated days, but it’s downright appalling how businesses are jumping on the bandwagon.

So now we’re supposed to show how much we love our parents by giving them water filters, or the latest furniture, or even lingerie.

“Happy Mother’s Day, mom. Here, I bought you a thong.”
“Awww, you shouldn’t have, son. I look awful in these.”


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