On 30 Nov 2013 at 6:33am David wrote:
I thought the scenes of grunting, squealing consumers in Asda fighting to buy cheap imported tat, were degrading and nasty.
These slob consumers looked and sounded vile beyond belief.
On 30 Nov 2013 at 6:43am Caroline wrote:
Totally agree. Asda have shot themselves in the foot this time. Why are people so desperate to save a few quid for yet another TV they don't need?
On 30 Nov 2013 at 8:16am Oh Really wrote:
You've obviously not been in waitrose when the out of date meat gets put out
On 30 Nov 2013 at 8:40am sceptic wrote:
What a difference to the scenes on telly of the poor children grovelling on waste tips to find things to sell and to eat. If there is a greater being then he must have a weird sense of humour not to intervene. They call it a Christmas sale, well I thought Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ.
On 30 Nov 2013 at 9:31am Grandpa wrote:
Well said, Sceptic. This rampage is just another American idea being foisted on us. Aren't Asda owned by an American company?
People nowadays think that Christmas is about outdoing everyone else in overspending, and forget about the true meaning.
On 30 Nov 2013 at 7:21pm Screech wrote:
Who cares about the meaning unless you believe Christ to be true. I for one don't believe in Christ, therefore it's all about the presents, greed, and the cheese selections.
On 1 Dec 2013 at 6:22pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Asda's depressing enough at the best of times, watching people waddling around buying pointless tat with their hard unearned (often) money. I know I shouldn't judge and "there but for the grace of God..." etc, but it's not an edifying spectacle. My cousin has been off sick since the 1980s. There's nothing really wrong with her, but she gets more money in benefits than I've ever had, including a free car, which is replaced every couple of years. Her whole life is spent buying rubbish from Asda, Wilco, Aldi and craft fairs, along with draining the NHS of valuable time and money with a series of imaginary illnesses. I don't know what the answer is - it wouldn't be fair to suddenly remove her benefits overnight, but she'd be a lot happier of she led a more purposeful life and regained some self-respect. I suppose we should see the people in Asda's 'Black Friday' scrum as victims, but my initial response is less charitable.
On 2 Dec 2013 at 12:28am wrote:
Christians co-opted the pagan mid-winter Yule festival, which marked the advent of spring with a ritual of gift giving and excess. The Christians could n’t get the pagans to drop their celebrations totally, so those memes have followed through to today.
Presents, greed and cheese selections are far closer to ‘the true meaning of Christmas’ than the April birth of a poster boy for an deconstructed and obsolete belief system.
On 2 Dec 2013 at 5:41pm Grandpa wrote:
There is room for everything on the list, especially the cheese selections.