Many of the people we find working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are minimum wage earners – who don’t have the luxury of telling their bosses, “I’d like to take Christmas off…” The reasons are many. We can blame the employers for “bad form,” on the other hand if there was no demand by shoppers and consumers, there would be no reason for supply – and nobody would have to work during this very important holiday.
And let’s not forget about the people whose work is mandatory for other reasons – those currently serving their country – the first responders, the firemen and women, police, nurses and hospital staff… They are the undercurrent of what keeps everything working – even when we’re not.
So on this very special day – this very special week – we’d like to say thank you! Thank you to our emergency care workers, to those serving our country, to those working in retail, and those in the food and beverage industry – and all those without the luxury of saying no. Thank you for all that you do. And most of all, Merry Christmas!
To help you get all warm and toasty for what’s left of the holiday, here’s a clip we found with two of our favourite artists, Keaton Simons and Tony Lucca, with their cover of Otis Redding’s, “These Arms Of Mine.” God Bless!