Post # 1
I’ve had about 5 different brands / apps wish me a happy thanksgiving. I’ve even seen a magazine advertising a ‘perfect thanksgiving meal’
im British living in the UK… we don’t celebrate thanksgiving …. why is it suddenly becoming a thing?
just needed to vent on that one.
Post # 4
pond : that’s quite true.
i get this is a small thing, it just bugged me today as it’s not a holiday here. It has no meaning for us.
Post # 5
Twizbe : currently nothing winds me up more than people wishing me a happy Thanksgiving! (Although I’m actively avoiding election talk so…!)
It’s not a thing here!!
‘No, I’m not going round the room saying stuff I’m thankful for. I don’t care if you think I’m an ungrateful knob, it’s not a thing!’
Post # 6
Yeah it annoys. All the Americanisms moving into our culture.
I’m from New Zealand .
Post # 7
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! 🤣
Post # 8
I don’t believe in God, yet I am regularly wished a “Happy/Merry Christmas.” Same with Easter. I’ve been wished Happy Hanukkah and Happy Diwali, too. Ultimately, despite me not believing in any of the things regarding any of these holidays, it is wonderful when anyone wishes me well. I take it in the spirit in which it was intended and smile and wish them the same.
Post # 9
I’m pissy because every retailer I’ve ever bought anything from thinks it’s okay to both email AND TEXT ME about their Black Friday sale.
Like FUCK OFF IT’S AUSTRALIA BLACK FRIDAY ISN’T A THING HERE I’M NOT BUYING YOUR SHTTY STORE BRAND LCD TV KTHXBAI
Post # 10
sbl99 : yeah same here in New Zealand . It’s overtaken Boxing Day as the biggest retail day. Black Friday sales spamming my inbox.
Oh and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are wishing us happy Thanksgiving too.
Post # 11
Feck sake like. It really is so annoying, all the imports of holidays / baby showers / Black Friday etc. They’re just money grabbers to get us to buy and spend more.
Tthanksgiving (as an event) means nothing here, but no doubt it will slowly infiltrate and forced upon us anyway so there is another reason to buy shit, pay for big meals, travel more..
I just try ignore it all as much as I can. Curly give a toss about Black Friday.. etc..
Post # 13
alexandrite : consumerism as a way of life actually is a first world problem, yes, and you’d be wrong to think that bringing Thanksgiving to the U.K. is a ploy to get us to be more thankful, rather than simply another reason to spend more money.
we are all just cash cows. It’s tiring.
Post # 14
butternutter : OP is not complaining about consumerism but because she saw these adverts and messages. She’s annoyed simply because she received these messages because she’s British.
Post # 15
You’re upset that a concept as lovely as being thankful for all that you have is invading your country?? Huh. Interesting.