Tuesday, December 25, 2012

To the Ungrateful

Is it just because people have easy access to complain in 140 characters or is it the disgusting sense of entitlement and consumerism we breed in America?

I'm talking about all of these Tweets complaining about getting the black iPad instead of the white one and how people are going to kill themselves if they don't get the iPhone S4 for Christmas. What is this?

This comedian ( re-Tweets these complaints every year and I was just looking through them and just can't fathom how these teenagers to early 20 year-olds can complain.

I tried to think back at Christmas past, just to gut check myself. Did I ever complain? Maybe that one year when I got the LEGO set that was missing more than half its pieces, but that's because I loved it so much, I was disappointed that I couldn't play with it.

Sallie and I were talking about this and we really were lucky. Even though neither of our families were well off, neither of us could think of a single Christmas or birthday where we were disappointed. We were happy to not only get gifts, but get things we were really excited about.

I guess what I'm saying is the internet makes me not like people sometimes. Today, when I thought I'd be reading Tweets about spending time with families, having great food, and general joy, instead I'm reading how Kaila Simpson is pissed she got an iPad mini instead of Justin Beiber tickets.

Just wanted to get that off my chest.

 Merry Christmas to all!