We live in a society of excess, it’s sad but true that generally we buy too much in the supermarkets, consume too bigger portions, and will (more often than not) take a yard if given an inch (I’m not aiming this at everyone). Well new data suggests how members of the public were all too quick to capitalise on the ‘Easter’ window of opportunity to BINGE! The binge attitude is one that infuriates me, why go so over the top with alcohol, food and goodness knows what else? What happened to enjoying something, savouring it, and seeing it for what it is…why do we seem to be so against the good ol’ fashioned ‘treat’!?
Easter is a great day for celebration, it’s a time for roast dinners and the odd bit of chocolate. However, many of us may now struggle to find the odd chocolate egg because frankly…there are too many greedy guts around now! It’s not a major issue if people can’t get chocolate, let’s be real here, in fact it’d probably do many of us a favour, but the message here remains...we’d be buggered if ever we had to ration! People will buy to excess, demolish several Easter eggs and no doubt save them for weeks on end for another fix further down the line. Is there anything wrong with enjoying an egg over Easter, of course not, is there anything wrong with even enjoying 2 eggs over Easter, not at all. The problem I have (and it’s just my opinion) is that the sell out of these eggs somewhat personifies the greedy nature of many human beings in today’s society.
Don’t get me wrong, Easter is a happy time so by no means do I mean to represent the scrooge of Easter. I recognise that there are some extremely generous people out there, kind natured, thoughtful and selfless. I am the first to thank people for their kindness, I just find it hard to remove the images of this minority (if it even is a minority) ramming copious amounts of chocolate down their gullets for no other reason than ‘it’s Easter’, ‘it’s a treat’, and because well…they can.
I will now dismount from my high horse, reflect on what Easter represents (from a personal perspective) and continue to enjoy the bank holiday weekend. If you’re having an Easter egg with the family then please do enjoy, I’ll be here scrambling my hens eggs and promise not to steal a bit of my girlfriends Milk Button egg after…
Happy Easter (and that includes you greedy so n so’s too) ;)