Unless you are living somewhere under a rock or at the bottom of the ocean, you know now, it is almost Christmas! Yes Sunday is the big day when a large part of the world celebrates the birth of Jesus and most of us celebrate the wonderfulness of the credit card.
As of mid morning on Sunday, our house will be awash in torn paper and giggles as the kids delight in what Santa will bring them. I will just be wanting a nap I am sure. We get reminded about what and who we should be remembering during the season all too often, yet there are some people that seem to be forgotten. If you work at a store that is open on Christmas, you should quit right now.
There are however, those who have to work on Christmas, and those are the Emergency Services people. Police, Fire Departments and hospitals will be open and running over the holiday, they can’t be closed. If you are lucky or unlucky enough to run into one of these type of people during Christmas, say Thanks to them for working.
It may be that fireman who puts out your house after the tree catches fire, the cop who pulls you over for having too much Christmas cheer, or the Ambulance driver who rushes you to the hospital when Grandmas turkey was just a bit *too* underdone.
Then don’t forget the doctors and nurses who will be there to pump your stomach and give you some groovy feel better meds. Yes my wife will be working the afternoon of Christmas this year as they all get a turn in the nursing field, but then again, if people were not prone to doing stupid things and getting hurt there would be no need for them. Unless you count the heart attacks and salmonella poisonings.
From all of us here at Cantankerous Old Coots, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, or if you are one of those who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, well, I will stoop and say Happy Holidays.
We are not done for the year, but this weekend is, unless Ralph tears himself away from the family to put up a news service post. Don’t count on it, he has permission to skip Christmas. Even I am not that much of a Scrooge.
Merry Christmas everyone.
-Justin and the rest of the Coots, Bob and Ralph.