December 27th, 2004
|12:57 am - go jesus, it's your birfday, gonna party like it's your birfday..|
so now we enter the post-xmas consumer orgasm. every last thing at calendar club is 50% off. i discovered that, for whatever reason, the registers either round up or down on the discount, depending on which point in the transaction i punch it in. so i spent a large part of my day bilking people out of a cent here and a cent there, because making change on a $6.00 purchase is easier than on a $5.99 purchase. maybe that will make up for the 20 bucks my register came up short the other day.
i was thinking that maybe i shouldn't be stiffing all those people their little bits of a cent, adn that as i have been given the choice, i should do the extra work of counting change (oh noes!) to Stick It To The Man. on the other hand, all the people i would be aiding are stupid enough to be buying overpriced calendars anyway, so nuts to them. on the other other hand, i wouldn't be sticking it to the hypothetical man anyway: SRV (the company that owns calendar club, along with the game store, along with b daltons, along with barnes and noble, along with best buy, along with probably your house and firstborn son) doesn't take the hit for any losses a store might incur - they make the store owner foot the bill. so i would actually be sticking it to dan the owner. now, granted, dan is a prick so i don't mind sticking it to him (stick it to the prick?). but he would probably just take it out on jen and gil anyway, and i like them. so i would be sticking it to my cow-orkers in the end. trickle-down stickonomics.
in conclusion, my first instinct to be lazy and self-serving is once again proven the wise and correct choice.
oh yeah, and why the hell are they still playing that fucking awful christmas music at the mall? AIN'T CHRISTMAS NO MORE, SUCKAS. seriously, those songs are just terrible. there is good xmas music out there, they just refuse to have anything to do with it. i bet the mall playlist makes baby jesus cry.
i was at lauri's for xmas on saturday (and friday night). she's home from washington for a bit, and it's become something of a tradition for me to have xmas dinner with her family. that, as always, was a treat. this was my first exposure to a christmas morning though, and honestly it seemed incredibly joyless. they all woke up at like 8am to spend an hour sittign in the livingroom taking turns opening presents and mechanically thanking each other and yelling at each other for imagined faux-pas. then we had breakfast.
i dont know how it is for other families. but it just seemed like a completely useless holiday. get an assload of presents and eat an assload of food adn that's it. like, there were more presents than they could even reasonably enjoy. if someone gave me a toy, iwould be happy and i would use it. if someone gave me 300 toys, i wouldnt know what to do. gift gluttony.
though dave just says i am unamerican and can't multi-task, and that xmas is "fairly kickass"
this is possibly the sweetest song ever.
np: R.E.M. - Up - 05 - At My Most Beautiful
if you got exact dollars of the calender you could just pocket it. thats why things are priced with a 99cent or 89cent or whatever. so cashiers dont pocket the exact 6$ or 8$. so the register has to be punched in with money and the customer given change. so you can just take thier bills and say "thank you, happy holidays!" and smile cause your nice, and you just took thier money and they get what they want.
oh and as for xmass. your right. that is why i have eeked out a way so that the only person i have to see on that shit for fuck day is my wonderful mom.
i coulda pocketed the money anyway if i felt like it. instead of ringing it in, just open the register, figure out their change in my head, and bada bing
Christmas is fun, and meaningful if you actually decide to remember what it's actually about. I think Christmas is the only religious-based holiday that nearly everyone celebrates, even if they aren't Christian. It seems silly to me.
Also, on a similar note, Christmas music in malls/linens n things/resturants SUCK a lot due to the fact that they are limited to songs that aren't about Jesus. It's supposedly un-PC. Isn't that REDICULOUS? It's a holiday meaning to celebrate the Birth of Christ, but we can't listen to Silent Night while we shop. Granted, I'm sure there are versions of The First Noel and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing that suck too, but at least we'd have a whole lot more variety while we work.
dudegirl the mall played plenty of jesus tunes. they had an especially suckass pop-country version of little drummer boy that sticks out in my mind
|Date:||December 27th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)|| |
My first-born son does not belong to SRV.
i guess you didn't read the contract very closely
|Date:||December 28th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)|| |
You crazy bastard!
Hello Mr. Dan... for I am Dave.. the ultimate multi-tasker of christmas
Chirstmas is fairly kickass, if you are with the right people. I am in agreeaaaaance with you (is that a word) that it can be fairly pointless. There is nothing worse than people bitching about the things that someone actually spent the time, and hard earned money to go purchase. Xmas is too commercial, yada yada yada.
However, I am one selfish motherfucker and I love getting shit!!!! Actually, I really enjoy getting the few people that I really enjoy good things that they can use/have fun with. As for the shit ass yankee swaps/secret santas/ect. that people do, generally with cock grinding ass fucks they don't like... well that is gayer than chris reeeves legs. Fuck all those shit bags that you have to buy presents for that suck jungle nuts. I hope they get run over by a boat full of cubans. Anyways... I am totally hammered right now... and you are my favorite person ever. Next year, we will celebrate jeezuses birthday together by consuming 3 Sam Adams (who was a terrorist by the way) holiday packs and slapping each other around... I will see you soon, keep your radio show, because I promise i am coming on it soon to tear up the world with you.
Respekk to all you livejouranl fucks.. may you remain emo for all of eternity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Date:||December 28th, 2004 06:42 pm (UTC)|| |
So -that's- why.
It's funny, though. I hate, really, truely hate buying christmas gifts for people. It always makes me feel cheap, as though buying something for them (when i could have made it myself. Books and other such things don't count in my book) is me trying to say I don't appreciate them. I prefer to make them.
But that -does- clear something up for me.
Happy birthday, j-dude!
|Date:||December 29th, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)|| |
I hate Christmas, and not because of the religious aspect, it's more because you pretty much nailed the description here. The whole mass present giving thing is really what bothers me, I think. I don't really like birthdays either because of the forced gift thing, and Xmas just takes that to a whole new level by making it a huge circle of gift giving. Really, the dinner was the only thing I ever enjoyed about it outside of the few times I got a really kickass present, but that's because I'm a selfish bastard. ;-)
Tracy hates it even more for reasons I won't go into, and now she has another reason to hate it even more, so I'm not sure if we'll ever be doing Christmas again.
i don't usually buy birthday presents either. i love birthdays though, because i like celebrating people
and hey, ain't nothing wrong with kickass presents. ain't even anything wrong with sucky presents, if they kept the receipt :] i would prefer someone got me a present because they wanted to though, as opposed to "here's a toy because of jesus"
Oh noes! Your icon barfs guns all over me and tells me Teh Penis is 3vil!
all those immortal ladies seemed to like it though..
Your icons get like so many points for coolness.