Quieting the Room

I am not buying any Christmas presents this year.  We over did it a bit last Christmas and this year has been a stretch financially.  My car should be paid off this month (10 months into the 24 month loan), things are looking up just in time to start paying on a vacation we have planned for next June.

When the conversation came up at work about “Black Friday” and if I had done any shopping, I simply answered “nope, not my scene.”

This is what started the debate about Black Friday and the people who shop during those sales.  The guys at work were quite prolific in nearly a condescending tone about the people waiting up all night for sales and rushing in the door.

There was laughing and cajoling, I was not saying a word.  When asked again if I saw on the news the people storming Walmart I simply said “We are lucky to be in an income bracket that we do not have to rely on a yearly sales event to afford gifts for our families”

—Silence—

Yep, getting along great at the new job!!!

3 Responses to “Quieting the Room”

  1. Linda Middlebrooks Says:

    Tee hee hee!

  2. salpal1 Says:

    It is interesting – I have a “no Wal*Mart” policy, and it does certainly stop the conversation. Did you know you can get through life perfectly well without buying ANYTHING from them? On sale or not? I work hard to buy from locally owned shops, and I work with a lot of Wal*Mart addicts, so I can totally relate to what you went through. PS on Black Friday, we had Mac and Cheese for lunch and played board games. After sleeping until a decent hour. It was great, we are all happy. And we have no more “stuff”. You are not alone.

  3. Katherine Says:

    One of the four agreements: be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

    Stay strong. It’s hard sometimes to avoid the snark-fest, but it’s so much a reflection on them rather than the people they’re attempting to feel superior over. Hugs.


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