I don’t want to come over all Farage but what’s wrong with our own traditions? Over the last few days my inbox has been inundated with messages wishing me a happy thanksgiving. Why? It’s not celebrated here in the UK. We have our own turkeyfest and it’s not for another month.
If that wasn’t enough I then had to endure multiple emails regarding other manufactured “celebrations” in the form of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve been out of the country but I see that the former import has caused a number of problems as Britons rushed to get a few quid of a TV.
The main issue I have is with the lack of thought on the part of some suppliers who automatically assume that all their customers are American. I note, however, that they don’t rush to wish me a happy Dawalli or Hannuka. Given that the majority of these have my contact details it should be easy enough to exclude me from their mailings.
So I have decided that come next November I am going to email all my clients, regardless of where they live, and wish them a happy Guy Fawkes Night.