UPS and FEDEX committed heinous crimes against Christmas tradition for some families, and the aftermath of it makes me somewhat disheartened and fairly disgusted.
So many families had their Christmases ‘ruined’ by the lack of their packages arriving in time for Christmas morning. I watched some of these poor folks on the TV news. There they were, some spitting out their anger and dismay in almost purple garland rage, while others tried so valiantly to hold onto their sobs and emotion while choking out the horrible details about the lack of Christmas for them this year. Still others cried outright, tears flowing in sheer bitterness. All of this played out on screens across the continent, actually internationally.
Only moments earlier I watched how thousands of people had no heat or lights for the last six days because of snow and ice storms that hit the Eastern Seaboard in an actual bitter way, which incidentally was also part of the reason for some of the late deliveries.
People were looking for any spot of warmth, while police were going door to door to make sure seniors who live alone were safe, or even still alive. People were describing how they were sleeping in layers of winter clothing, and some were putting new winter camping gear fully to the test inside their homes. I wonder what they’d think about the hardship of those poor people inconvenienced by the overloaded late efforts of two package shipping companies?
Even with that thought aside, I really had to wonder what the reporters were thinking as they recorded the trials of these belatedly gifted. I really had to wonder why these people were celebrating December 25th to begin with. Apparently their day really is only about the packaging.
How could they, so completely, have missed knowing that the only thing of value truly lacking was the point of Christmas?
Happy 2014 and much success to all. Thank you for being a part of my blogging family.