Away For The Holiday

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I am not. I am still trying to grasp the notion that it’s already almost Thanksgiving. Where did the time go? I swear this year has gone by very fast. I remember  the beginning of the year like it was just yesterday. I am taking this as a sign that I am getting old and time is just slipping by unnoticed and not spending it wisely with friends, family, and the people I love. Which is why the year ends the way it does. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two holidays at the end of a long and stressful year to bring you back to your routes and know that while the year did have its ups and downs, you can always rely on family to support you and be there for you in the end.

I am not trying to make this a sappy post about Thanksgiving and the importance of family. No, it’s not going to be anything like that. I have always wondered something about the holidays. It’s not just Thanksgiving. It’s all the holidays that people seem to take as a reason to drink, eat, and blow things up. This is my question. Maybe I have asked it before but I will ask it again. I always hear on the radio about the holiday approaching and people leaving the city to see family. There are always people traveling during the holiday. We all have piled inside the family station wagon and sang along to the Monkees and Kenny Rogers. You filled up on Vess cola and nodded off to sleep while mom and dad stayed at the wheel so you see family for a dinner filled with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. People are always traveling on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Seems like no one stays home.

If everyone is going out of town for the weekend and they aren’t staying here, where are they going? They are going out of town to go somewhere else. So the somewhere else place also mentions  before hand that everyone is leaving town for the holiday. I don’ t know about you but their people have to be going somewhere. I don’t think everyone who leaves town are meeting up in one location to hang out for a three day weekend. It is one of those things that I wonder about often during holiday seasons. I work in retail and we always know it will be busy that weekend. If people are coming here, is there a town or city out there that is just an empty ghost town for a weekend with nothing but some tumbleweeds to frolic about?  The traffic reporters always talk about how the roads will be empty because everyone left early for the three day weekend. But wouldn’t the roads still be busy with the people from other cities coming into my town? I mean they are headed somewhere.

I hope you sort of understand my question. It sounded better in my head than it does on paper. I just want to get other people’s opinions.

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