Hi. I couldn't find any of those old threads about pet peeves and stuff, so I wanted to start this one now.
Does it drive anybody else crazy that so many people say they are watching the "Macy's Day parade". It's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I know that is a lot of syllables, so maybe people could just say the Macy's parade. There are other parades on t.v. on Thanksgiving Day too.
This has bugged me for awhile because they say it on the news, on entertainment shows, on game shows, on sitcoms, wherever. I was reading a book last weekend and the character was talking about her family's Thanksgiving and said her uncle was watching the Macy's Day parade. This morning they were interviewing a woman on the local news who said their group has been in the Macy's Day parade. Uh, maybe Black Friday can be Macy's Day, but Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is already getting pushed aside for shopping. And there have been Christmas decorations in the store since October. How can we get people to stop saying Macy's Day?
Thanksgiving is also the day that Alice's Restaurant is played on tons of radio stations around the country at noon. (FYI - It's an 18 minute Arlo Guthrie story song from the 70's about Thanksgiving and Vietnam!!!! If it doesn't play in your area, stream WTUE - 104.7 - in Dayton, OH at noon EST.)
Thanks for letting me vent.