The problem with stereotypes is that sometimes they’re true. Men and shopping is a good example. When I go shopping, I cease to see individual items. Instead, everything blurs into a wall of stuff, the white noise of consumerism. And I become overwhelmed.
Christmas, then, when I have to shop, is a bit of a nightmare. And I often wonder, how did we get to this point?
I think we can blame the magi. But did those three wise guys go through the same thing? That thinking led me to this audio piece, which originally aired on CBC Radio’s “Breakaway” out of Quebec City last week.
And here’s the companion piece from last Christmas. “And the angel of the lord shone down upon them, and they were like, ‘Lo-o-o-o…!'”