Wednesday, November 21, 2007

No US Thanksgiving or Black Friday for me

I already did the turkey with family thing in October for Canadian Thanksgiving. I will be working Thursday - it's not a day off up here!

We have snow. Not enough to xc ski on yet... unfortunately I never did get around to raking the leaves...

People keep asking me if I am going to "black Friday" With the strong CDN dollar, its becoming a competitive event - going to New Hampshire with its low sales tax is hardcore. Managing to be over the border for 48 hours requires planning. People are stunned when I tell them you couldn't pay me to go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. To me it would be one of the circles of hell.

On a side note, would it be immoral to put expired Boost (one of those liquid energy drinks) in a food bag for the needy? We eat expired food all the time, but E is sick of Boost because he is forced to drink tons of it when on expeditions, and I don't really need any calorie 'boosting' thank you very much. So it will eventually end up in the garbage. Better to go to the needy? I tried some about a month ago and it's still good...

3 comments:

Trackrick said...

I'm with you on the whole circle of Hell thing. Going to a tourist trap in Philadelphia was rough enough for me.

I'm not a fan of expired food items, so I'd say no on Boosting the needy.

stephen said...

if the needy won't eat muffin bottoms, i do not think they want your expired boost. besides, don't they usually ask for non-perishable food items?

Karen said...

Boost isn't perishable in the sense that it sits on the shelf. Finally we went with pickles, tomato juice, and odd cinnamon popcorn that neither of us purchased - how does this stuff end up here?
I will be augmenting the food bags at the grocery store today.

The Boost is still in our cupboards. Beware if you visit and I offer you a chocolate milkshake.