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.
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.
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.
Well, let’s see what happens.