Friday, October 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Comes First - Your Posts


[If you have no idea what this is about, read the original post and be enlightened.]

Before I give out the thanks, here's a reminder.

This is The Pledge. It's a button/badge to be displayed on Facebook, your blog page, or on any social media platform with which you engage. The more places we put this, the more others will see it and join in.



I have changed my Facebook profile picture to this image. So have a lot of other folks (and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.) It is displayed EVERY TIME we post or comment. That's great power and publicity for this cause. Can you imagine this showing up hundreds or thousands of times on Facebook pages? It will, if YOU join in and then ask your friends to do the same. Can you imagine the sour look on the face of some greedy grinch of a CEO who is trying to make Thanksgiving his personal piggy bank? I can, and it makes me very happy. It's what keeps me fighting.

Please change your Facebook profile picture to THE PLEDGE, and please ask your friends to do the same.


One more thing: If you haven't been to the Thanksgiving Comes First page on Facebook, come on over and have a visit. If you "Like" the page, it's another way to join in the fight. Explore it, have fun, click on links to other pages of a similar nature.





And now, as promised, here are your posts. Thanks for getting on this bandwagon early. It's folks such as yourself who make a revolution worth the time.

(I'll post again, of course, so there's still time to do your own blog about Thanksgiving Comes First. I'll mention you here. You'll feel all clean inside once you do it!)

Messy Mimi gets the spot of honor for being the first to post. She explains why everyone will be happier if they wait for Christmas, and shows valid reasons why giving is much better than receiving.

Next up, It's A Crazy World (I'll say!) with why Thanksgiving is great (and some general raspberries for a few retailers.)

Tilting At Windmills (fine name for a blog, but I hope this doesn't turn out to be an example of that activity) joins in again. Nice to have you back!

Jackie, at Teacher's Pet, is a longtime friend, one of the nicest people on the internet, and she mentions me in her posts far too often (but I love it, of course.)

A couple of news stories at Myrtle Beach Online and The Charlotte Observer mention Thanksgiving Comes First on Facebook. See what can happen? Change your profile picture!

That wonderfully demented bastard, IT, has posted something that mentions the cause.

I don't want to forget these people. There are many more than those I mention here, who have changed their Facebook profile picture, but these folks jumped on it way early and deserve big thanks for getting the ball rolling: Daryl Singer Edelstein, Joe White, Skip O'Brien, Rebecca Harris, Angie Ledbetter, Karen Wacaser Lyons, Jeni Hill Ertmer, Twistlers Tara, Joe Hagy and Janet Comperry McReynolds.

(I have a horrible feeling I may be forgetting someone or some blog. If so, please let me know.)

That's about it for now. Keep 'em coming. If you haven't changed your Facebook profile picture, please do. It's for the best of causes - a non-commercial day with family and friends. Thanks!

19 comments:

Karen said...

:)

joeh said...

My "Cranky Opinion Saturday" post tomorrow is a re-run from last year on this great cause.

OldAFSarge said...

I'm holding off on this until November. Right now, in my world, Halloween is coming.

Suldog said...

Yeah, I understand that. Veterans Day, too. But the bastards are advertising already and planning their way-too-early openings now, so I figure the battle has to be undertaken NOW if we're going to have any chance at making a difference.

Jenny Woolf said...

Of course we don't have thanksgiving here in England but I do agree that there is no need to shop on a holiday like this which should be extra special.

Sausage said...

I never understood the practice of that shite, never done it and never will. And if you are one of those special assholes that has the gaul to be rude to a store employee on that day I summise that there is a special place in hell waiting for you.

OldAFSarge said...

Good point Suldog. I may need to rethink my stance.

Though have you seen my jack o' lantern? It's very nice.

Suldog said...

I assume you mean "you" in a general sense, not me specifically. I would NEVER be unkind to some poor schmuck who has to work on a holiday. I'm fighting for their right to a (paid, I would hope) holiday.

messymimi said...

Thanks, Suldog, i'll stick with this battle, and may we win someday.,

Cutella said...

This could be good..Dropping by here!

Shammickite said...

We already had our Thankgiving in Canada.... and the shops are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day!

Shammickite said...

Take me off the naughty list, I'm back!!!!!

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

"Wonderfully demented..."

Is that a promotion?
I'd rather have money than be praised

Anonymous said...

Not everyone has a family to spend Thanksgiving with, nor does everyone WANT to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Yes, it is unfortunate that it happens, but every situation is not the same.

Suldog said...

I agree. Every situation is not the same, and there are some people who either don't want to spend Thanksgiving with family or who don't have family with whom to spend Thanksgiving. That doesn't change the purpose of this. The idea is two-fold: Don't let Christmas Creep totally obliterate Thanksgiving, and give the workers a chance to CHOOSE to spend the day with family.

Quirky Quirkster said...

Gee. I'm still hoping you'll finally answer the REAL question here. Which came first? The chicken or the egg.

Still waiting.

LOL

Suldog said...

Well, jolly jokesters like to say it was the rooster who came first. I, however, know the answer. It was the chicken. An egg cannot hatch unless a chicken sits on it, so if it was the egg that came first the best it could have hoped for as a career was 'omelette'.

Mich said...

I found this on facebook and thought of you:
http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi05MTRhY2JjMmI4MzJiZDdj

Suldog said...

Thanks, Mich! Funny stuff!