A few days ago in my local video store I struggled at length to retrieve my too-fat wallet from my back hip pocket.
I was annoyed and so was the 17-something clerk waiting for me to pay and be gone. It made me think of the Seinfeld episode in which George deals, unsuccessfully in the end, with his fat wallet jammed full with bits and pieces of paper once he considered worth holding on to.
Trying to ease my way with the exasperated clerk I asked if she knew about that Seinfeld episode and received in reply a puffy breath and blank stare. Whatever.
The experience makes me reflect anew about how much Seinfield has become, to those of us of a certain age, a cultural reference. "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Remember Festivus? The holiday 'for the rest of us." It comes around every year December 23rd, features the Festivus Pole, Airing of Grievences and Feats of Strength.
Seems a perfect solution to those tired of the bogus "War On Christmas" carping by wingnut punditry.