Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh No Christmas (not for the reason you are thinking of)

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Me Talking where I, Rodolfo Perez, speak put to you, the reader in a way that some may find to be very vague. I just want to give you guys a quick little update on what will be happening for the next couple of weeks. As many of you noticed, I have not been posting as frequently as I usually do, and I explained earlier that this was due to the hefty amount of schoolwork that had to be done. For those of you who actually enjoy reading my blog, and don’t just go through it only to send me hate mail, I have some news that you may find to be most acceptable. I got the big projects out of the way, and I will be able to post now on my regular schedule. So, if you have been holding that breath of frustration that I know many of you have been over the last couple of weeks, you may let it out right now. Of course, the tests and projects will never stop coming, but we, as a united group of intellectuals, will get past it, do not worry. Now, today I wanted to talk a little bit about the upcoming holiday, and I’m not talking about Thanksgiving. Christmas is now a little more than a month away, and while I was out doing what I do, I saw it. The commercials have started. Don’t get me wrong, I get a little calmer when I celebrate the holidays with my family away from school, but Christmas has gotten so commercialized. Everywhere I went today I saw these ads talking about Christmas being shoved in my face. It got a little annoying. I remember last Christmas I went to the mall (The good one all my Joliet people) for some Christmas shopping. It was me, my big brother, his girlfriend, and my sister. I followed my brother into one of these teen clothing shops. These stores that appeal to teens (or at least try to) by making clothing based off of bands that are popular or movies that the average teen will find to be “cool”. We were looking for a t-shirt my sister wanted when we were approached by a sales woman. Now, my brother and I knew the shirt we wanted for my sister, but they seemed to be out of stock. This is the dialogue that occurred between my brother and the sales woman:
Sales: May I help you with something?
Brother: Yeah do you guys have any more of those (Brand shirt here)?
Sales: I’m sorry we do not, but maybe you would like it in another color?
Brother: No I needed that specific color. Do you think there will be mo-
Sales: We have a (other brand shirt) maybe your sibling would be interesting?
Brother: No we just-
Sales: We have a two for one sale on them so maybe she would like these instead?
Brother: No, I think we should get going.
Sales: Two for one guys. A Christmas sale only.
Brother: Look, are you guys going to be restocking the T-shirts or not?
Sales: No, but we’re having a sale on these T-shirts.

We left that place. We have not gone there since. While shopping today, we were approached with a similar situation with a woman talking about phone plans. Not as aggressive, but aggravating nonetheless. I must warn you. When shopping during the holiday season, BEWARE THE SALESPERSON. Besides that it just gets really annoying whenever I see the same commercials over and over again on television or while I am listening to the radio. I don’t mean to “kill the holiday spirit” as many say I have done in the past, but if your definition of a holiday spirit is commercialism and the constant bombardment of advertisements, I’m afraid it is too late for you. That’s my time. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I will be putting out a thanksgiving “special” for you guys, so look out for that. Besides that, I signed with Google AdSense so go me. Don’t forget to tell a friend. Have a great evening.

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