Christmas, Dick Blumenthal, and FedEx

The way Senator Dick Blumenthol (D) treated UPS and Fed Ex this Christmas proves my adage: Americans want the good things without the God things. In fact, each year at Christmas, Americans prove this to a higher degree than the previous year. It’s to the point that I’m ready to predict next year will be the last Christmas ever.

You probably heard on the news that in the few days preceding Christmas, UPS and Fed Ex could not keep up with the last minute flood of gift orders. In fact, some people didn’t get their little Christmas presents in time for Christmas. Oh no! So sad! :'(

But you probably didn’t hear that Connecticut’s senior senator took a public stand against the delivery companies, demanding that they refund the customers. Here is his statement, from the Wilton Patch:

“I am disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed. The men and women of UPS – as well as the United States Postal Service and FedEx – do tremendous work this time of year, putting in grueling, long hours delivering gifts, and we are all grateful for their efforts. It is incumbent upon these companies, however, that when a customer is quoted a delivery date ahead of Christmas, gifts arrive on time. In a very real sense, Christmas is on the line. I call on UPS to do the right thing and provide refunds to people whose Christmases were a little less cheery as a result of their late deliveries.”

Oh. Okay. Did these companies violate a federal law by not delivering the packages by christmas? Uhh, No. If they issued a guarantee, then their own reputation is on the line to honor the terms of that guarantee. But if Dick Blumenthol wants to hold an entity to its explicitly stated guarantee, perhaps “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” would be a better place to start.

Yet that’s not the point. Here it is. Look at the first sentence of this post. What letter is next to Blumenthol’s name? D. We’re talking about Christmas here. Do the Godless liberals of the Democrat party defend the public celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ? No. They attack every detail of the holiday to absurd lengths. The colors red and green are not safe from liberal’s prohibitions.

Liberals want the presents! Don’t get them wrong. They just don’t want Christmas. They want you and everyone else to start buying things the day after Thanksgiving for absolutely no reason at all. Then give those things to each other promptly on December 25, which you’ll have off from work. But again, that day has no significance.

Liberals want the good things without the God things.

Liberals want the good things NOW! They demand the good things be delivered on EXACTLY before the day that they do not want to name, lest Jesus Christ be given a token of honor.

Well, you know what else is a God thing? Gratefulness.

Look, I belong to the Elephant party. I remember things. One of those things I remember is the 1980s. Back then, my sugary breakfast cereal said I could order a limited edition Sergeant Slaughter GI JOE action figure. But there was one major stipulation. I had to wait six to eight weeks for it to arrive.

And that was after cutting out an entry form, filling it out, putting it in an envelope, attaching postage, going to the post office and mailing it! (BTW, I destroyed that action figure during the Gulf War when Sergeant Slaughter betrayed America.)

UPS and Fed Ex smashed the whole “wait six to eight weeks to arrive.” Are you grateful for UPS and Fed Ex enacting a huge change in our American life? A change we never thought possible.

We’ve always wanted things right away. And with 1800 numbers and such, we’ve been able to order things right away. But to physically receive something right away is a marvelous feat. I am extra grateful to these stellar companies for doing just that.

Typical of Americans who want the good things without the God things is the ungratefulness that follows the amazing. UPS and FedEx perform this amazing service day in and day out to the point that we expect it. Who’s kidding who? We DEMAND it!

Lots of people ask why God doesn’t perform miracles all the time. This is why. If miracles were common place, we’d get used to them, expect them, then demand them as if they were owed to us.

Life is a miracle, my friend. And it covers this earth. Yet we take it for granted.

I don’t take you guys for granted. Thanks for reading and I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year.

Oh, and one more thing, since we were speaking of ordering toys online.

I have a Facebook friend whose son loves vintage wrestling figures. One time she left her computer logged into eBay and the kid ordered a ton of 80’s WWF Superstars. Lol! That’s my kind of kid. He even joined a wrestling club. I was going to post on her wall, “Hey, Lorena, your kid is the best.” But then I thought, no that would be creepy. So I just wrote about it on my blog instead.

One comment

  1. Great read, Jimmy! Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

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