Like the woman at Walmart who knocked over a 100-year-old lady, or the crowd that trampled a man running into a Target on Black Friday. What the hell is wrong with these people? I like to think that for the most part, we are all trying to be nice to each other. I also think that these assholes would be this way whether it was the holiday season or not, right? But seriously, do we need a holiday to tell us to be nice to each other? (Ok, these people do, but they clearly are not getting the message and probably need a kick in the ass.)
I don’t want to get sappy, and anyone who knows me can testify that I don’t do it often. But seriously, people! Was that cheap stereo or half-price jacket worth the blood and broken bones? Can’t we all just get along? (Jeez, I sound like a pre-school teacher breaking up a toddler fight)
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, it doesn’t matter. They all focus on being thankful and caring and nice to others. This should be a year-round message. Take the time to think about being nice to someone. No presents needed, no chocolate required (ok, just one piece). Get into the holiday spirit, it’s infectious. Just don’t knock anyone over on your way.