Festivus was brought to main stream society they way most things did in 1997, via television (it before the internet was really thriving). Introduced in an episode of, Seinfeld, Festivus is a holiday, developed by Frank Costanza as an alternative to commercialism of the Christmas holiday. Here is a quick clip on the origins of Festivus:
Usually, Festivus gets people together over a meal where they take on “The Airing of the Grievances” and “The Feats of Stregnth”. For most people, their favorite part of Festivus is the section of day called “The Airing of the Grievances” when you get to tell people all the way they have disappointed you over the course of the year. You may want to write these things down so you don’t stumble over your words like Mr Costanza :
Here are some of my grievances for 2015:
1) People who park like idiots – The lines are there for a reason. You are not the only person who needs to go to Target, CVS, Stop & Shop, ect.
2) People who talk on their speaker phone – I don’t want to hear one side of your conversation, let alone both sides. Stop bothering everyone with your nonsense
3) People who don’t wipe down their machines/weights at the gym – Your gross. The end.
4) People who hold up the line – If you don’t know what you want, don’t get on line and hold up the rest of us who know exactly what we want. You are just wasting everyone’s time.
5)People who don’t clean up their area when they prep their coffee. How hard is it to put the scraps of your sugar/splenda/sweet & low packets in to the garbage? Seems impossible in some places I have been.
What grievances do you have this year?
Don’t forget there is still time to enter #cuffsxmascontest2014 so get your camera phones out and send us some pictures of your Festivus poles!