View Single Post
Old 15.03.2015, 19:48
Posts: n/a
Re: British Expats! It's Mother's Day this Sunday 15/3/15

I never understood objections to "commercialism" when it comes to festivals and celebrations.

For one thing, nobody is obliged to buy a card or flowers - nothing is stopping anyone from making a nice crafty present for their mom instead.

Secondly, even if people do want to go down the "Hallmark card and a bunch of flowers" route, an awful lot of ordinary people are benefiting from that: the shop assistants, the warehouse workers, the truckers, the florists...

When I was long-term unemployed (a long, long time ago), I was grateful for the opportunity to work in the run-up to Christmas (actually, the work for the Christmas rush began as early as July - I got quite good at packing "car care gift sets" ). That crass commercial flurry to which people object bought me jeans, shirts and shoes which otherwise I might never have been able to afford.

So go ahead and book your mom a table at a nice restaurant and buy her a box of chocolates. Some poor sod somewhere is relying on that money leaving the cold storage of your bank account and going into his or her pocket.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank for this useful post: