Sunday, December 26, 2004

Happy Boxing Day!

I always assumed Boxing Day was marketing slang for the one and only day English retailers un-clenched their stingy buttocks for 12 glorious hours to offer massive discounts... boy was I mistaken... apparently the term Boxing Day dates back to an Dickensesque era when the gap between rich & poor was the difference between being drawn by a carriage and having your foot smashed by one's oak-wheel... The good ole' days when a tuxedo clad stately clubbed one's forehead for not raising one's hat.

Turns out, Boxing Day originates from the more-fortunate 'boxing up' their superfluous gifts and handing them out to those less fortunate...

...But what did peasants do with sturgeon-eggs and elephant rifles... Burgundy safari-suits... jewel encrusted piss pots...? Pink Marzipan lingerie? Guess they all make fine gifts to thy lord... the following Christmas...

More on Boxing Day here...

1 comment(s):

  • This must have been before you could take your gift down to the store and exchange it for something better (or sell it on e-bay). That's the annual ritual of Dec. 26th... These days we workers don't even get a decent "office party" - we have to pay for that ourselves!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/27/2004 09:18:00 AM  

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