Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A Day of Thanks

From the Lenslinger Archives...

I'm thankful there are wonderful people who prepare Thanksgiving Dinner for the less fortunate down at the homeless shelter...and that for once, I won't be there, loitering in the kitchen with a betacam on my shoulder, drooling over discount turkey.

I'm thankful the good people of our fair city put on one heckuva holiday parade... and that some other schlub will get to discover the joy of backpedaling with one eye open while cub scouts pelt him with candy and trombone players try to blind him.

I'm thankful that the day AFTER Thanksgiving, a shooter other than I will delve into the retail hell of Black Friday, prowling the local mall for talkative store owners and sober shoppers, all while keeping an eye on the rent-a-cop eyein' him from the food court.

And I'm thankful that once the sun sets on the eve of that extended holiday weekend, I won't be the one perched on some interstate overpass, untangling extension cord and trying not to strangle the on-air goob while he plucks his eyebrows in the side view mirror.

I'm thankful for a little time off. But I know that come next week, I'll be back on the front lines, checking the center court Santa's criminal background, hovering over bell-ringers as they lay jolly guilt trips on Wal-Mart patrons, and launching an unflinching televised manhunt for that perfect poinsettia.

What are you thankful for?


Matt said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhh. ;-) Don't give management any ideas! Whitee and I'll be at the fire department thanksgiving feast..that's the plan so far.

Lensmith said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Stewart!

Colonel Corn's Camera said...

I'm reading this because I'm at work. I'm thankful that I am getting paid double time and a half for today and black Friday. The credit cards are thankful I'm working too.

The Colonel

jw said...

I'm thankful that an old college friend, from whom I'm haven't heard in ages, called me today, from where HE'S working. He's an engineer at a TV station in Houston.

Weaver said...

I am the one loitering in the kithen, the schlub, other than you, assigned to a variety of the usual holiday duty. Through my own incompetence in neglecting to ask for the time off, I am on duty, though thankful for a good story.