One function of the capitalist economy we “enjoy” is that it creates events when consumer spend is encouraged to increase.
Some, like Christmas and the January Sales have gone on so long that to buy seems part of the natural scheme of things, as artificial as they are.
Tonight I saw for the first time ads for Grandparents’ Day, this coming Sunday.
It’s good to celebrate family, but can we not do it without buying a card or a bunch of flowers?
Who benefits most?
The card seller or Interflora.
We this week went to see a grandchild perform a poetry recital at school. Being there was enough. Cards or flowers? Bugerlugs. It’s wrong to think that they could ever supplant the joy of being there for our grandchildren.