By now I’m sure you’ve heard. In the rush to stock up on the essential $2 waffle maker and $12 TVs a bunch of people lost their minds this past weekend. One woman even thought pepper spraying the crowd to get the upper hand on a half-priced Xbox she had her
hole in the middle of her chest heart set on, was a good idea. Not so much.
In other news, several people who thought that standing in line at 3 in the morning was absolutely ridiculous thought that robbing the people at gunpoint who did stand on line at 3 in the morning was a better plan. And Walmart, once again takes the prize for Places to Witness the Worst of America. And not just because sometimes Walmart shoppers wear things like this.
The hysterical materialism of the past few days is enough to make even the cheeriest holiday reveler a bit gloomy. But here are a few things that happened over the holiday weekend that didn’t hit the headlines as hard but should have…
• Gabby Gifford served Thanksgiving dinner to members of the military
• An 11-year-old Washington boy saved his mother’s life from a drunken attacker using a BB Gun
• In its 41st year, Atlanta-based Josea Feed The Hungry set up shop at The Georgia World Congress Center and served Thanksgiving dinner to over 40,000 needy families
• A teenager riding his bike noticed a truck on fire and pulled the unconscious owner from the burning vehicle, saving his life
• Meals on Wheels volunteers across the country prepared, packed and delivered dinners to thousands of needy families
So it appears that despite some people’s best attempts to put a price tag on the holidays, there are many of us who still value the things about the holidays that remain priceless. So maybe it is looking a little like Christmas after all.