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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Thanksgiving Moment

As we savor this week of Thanksgiving it's useful to take a moment to reflect on what's important, before the rampant consumerism of Christmas sets upon us.

Ohm.

27 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, it's still a nice reminder to be grateful for the blessings we have. And we let the turkeys off the hook for another month.

Katie said...

This photo is too too much! (Although $10 for a Nonstick Roaster with Rack isn't a bad deal.) I sure wouldn't want to be standing in this customer service line during an earthquake.

FA said...

It's too late. I am shocked at all the stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day this year. Thanks for this timely reminder to give thanks before shopping. Happy Thanksgiving, Petrea.

Italo said...

PETREA, SUPER PHOTO!!!

Petrea said...

Oh Shell, bless those lucky Aussie turkeys!

Ha ha, Katie, I wouldn't want to be in that store in an earthquake. I know you have BB&B in the Bay Area, so you know what I mean.

I hadn't realized that, FA. That's too bad. I know people are worried, but desperation is what got our economy here in the first place.

I took the photo because the display looked just a bit insane. And my copy is sarcastic, as obviously rampant consumerism is already here.

Petrea said...

Woops. Hello, Italo!

Virginia said...

So does every man, woman, and child in California need their own roaster? Somebody overbought and those bad boys will be on sale for $2 the day after Thanksgiving.
V

J+P said...

Many, many happy returns of the day.

ben wideman said...

That picture is AMAZING! Brilliant idea for a photo to get us all thinking. Great job!

Paula said...

It's right about this time of year that I stop going into stores except for the necessities so thanks for braving the storm.

wv chrunch
I'm thankful I don't have to face the chrunch of shopping.

Trish said...

This pic explains why this time of year I try to ONLY go to the market at 9pm or 6am and why I try to avoid doing any shopping I possibly can except online---BB&B would be a complete overload for me were I confronted with this "display". Great pic of the overload of the holidays. Open Turkey Day? wth?

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Ohm brother(s)

pasadenapio said...

It's a nightmare of consumerism.

It looks like they may be actual metal roasters, which is a good thing. Hopefully those who purchase them will recycle the cardboard packaging.

Too many people buy those "disposable" roasters and then throw them in the trash after only one use, which means more unnecessary waste at the landfills.

I use my mother's tried-and-true roaster that served her well for 60 years. It will last another 60 years and then some. I'll pass it on to one of my daughters someday.

You can't beat sturdy cookware made in 1947!

Greg Sweet said...

Every holiday season I am thankful that Ben Franklin didn't have his way with the turkey. That didn't come out right.

altadenahiker said...

Roaster, thank god. You don't think they'll run out before I get there, do you?

Petrea said...

Run, Hiker! Or Virginia's prediction might come true.

You guys are ON. I shoulda used this for Zen Monday.

Ann, I was so dumbfounded by the display I didn't inspect the boxes. If the roasters are disposable they're no bargain (no matter how you look at it).

Yes, Virginia, we each need our own roaster, what about it?

I'm like Paula and Trish--I picked up a few needed items today, then I crossed my fingers that it's all we'll need for a while. I don't want to go back out there again! When I was a kid we used to drive to Chicago the day after Thanksgiving to see the decorations and shop at Marshall Field's. It was a lovely tradition. Crowding around sales and fighting for parking is not a lovely tradition. I haven't shopped on that day in many years.

But I'll continue grocery shopping throughout the holidays. Thanks for the shout out to my Bros., PA! That is like soooo amazing.

marley said...

Got any roaster racks?!

Desiree said...

ho ho ho hysterical!

Bellis said...

I want the one on the top shelf, the one on the far left. It looks better than the others.

Petrea said...

Ha ha ha, ho ho ho.

Bellis, they've got ladders. They'll get it for you, I'm sure. It's insane over there.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I especially favor the food consumering part of the holidays.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

My apologies if my comment came off as offensive. My intent was a play on the irony of my wv. My humor falls flat on occasion. Your photo is great. (In the tradition of Bill Owens "Suburbia")

Petrea said...

Not at all, PA. I'm honored you took the trouble to post a screen shot and amazed at the coincidence. Thank you.

Petrea said...

Cafe! That is really funny. I like the food consumering, too.

Margaret said...

Wow. That is some picture. I'm just marveling.

AmyR said...

I wonder how many of those they will sell. Geesh.

Wonderful photo!

Petrea said...

Thanks. I'm thinking of going back to see what they do next with this wall.