Another Marketing “Holiday” gone, thankfully

I don’t like Valentine’s Day, and I have never liked Halloween. I don’t like “made up” “holidays”. And today was a damn good day for retailer’s, from all accounts. Without doubt, the biggest selling Halloween ever.

Good for all of you that were involved. Me, I am just happy I made it through yet another year of not having to give super-saturated sugar-based crap to kids who probably have the worst opportunity for Dental care of anyone.

Interestingly enough, both of my kids had Dental appointments today. And yes, the Dentist was giving out candy – liberally. Imagine that. I suppose it’s good for business.

I don’t like contrived holidays – I don’t like having someone else dictate when it is acceptable for me to “be nice, and do something special” for people I care about. I’m not crazy about the fact that we spend as much money on Halloween and Valentine’s as we do, yet more and more kids end up with huge college loans when they graduate. Wouldn’t it make more sense to spend that money on education rather than promoting tooth decay, or ridiculous outrageously over-weight people in “I Dream of Jeanie” costumes?

Maybe it’s just me. It probably is.