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Ken Grant
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Ken Grant has spent most of his life in Delaware, loves being in all three counties, works for the only U.S.-based manufacturer of Thin Layer Chromatography Plates, is married to an incredible woman who is willing to put up with his antics and is the father of two teenagers who have agreed to wait at least another 20 years before writing the books about their “adventurous” childhood.

I’m trying a little social experiment and I’m giving you, the Town Square Delaware reader, a peek behind the curtain (at least act like you’re excited).

 

For years I’ve been known as a Grinch, a Scrooge, and an all-around Bah Humbug kind of a guy when it comes to Christmas – I’ve talked about this publicly on the Al Masciti Show and the Rick Jensen Show – I’ve had a piece published in the News Journal about my Grinch-like attitude. http://random-ken.blogspot.com/2007/11/i-really-dont-like-christmas.html

 

And, every year I have wonderful, well-meaning friends who say things like, “Come on, join in the Christmas Spirit! Don’t be a Scrooge!” To which I normally respond with the predictable, “Bah Humbug!”

 

But this year could be different – this year I’m going to give everyone a chance to stop me from saying, “Bah Humbug,” possibly even start wishing people a hearty “Merry Christmas,” and maybe even demonstrate some great holiday cheer.

 

But, it’s up to you.

 

The plan is simple – if enough people demonstrate to me that they are shopping at local businesses and easting at local restaurants – then I will change my behavior.

 

The whole thing is explained on this new blog. http://christmasforken.blogspot.com/

 

I would argue this speaks to a bigger issue, though – what are people willing to DO to follow through on what they SAY?

 

I think the bar is set pretty low – just about everyone I know plan on doing some kind of shopping and/or eating out in the next several weeks – if you do so at a local business and send me a simple photo, then you can change how I interact with people through the holidays.

 

Simple, right?

 

Well, let’s see what happens.


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