Merry Christmas, everyone!
By the way, be careful tomorrow. Christmas is the most lethal day of the year. And it’s not because people strangle themselves with the ugly tie or scarf their Uncle Louie bought them.
Is it the food that breaks your heart?
Well, there are other days of gluttony like Thanksgiving, Easter and Super Bowl Sunday and they don’t have the Grim Reaper working overtime like he does on Christmas.
Is it the combination of food and family … a deadly one-two punch to those who overindulge in both?
Well, what about Thanksgiving when the family gathers around the dinner table to gorge themselves and even treat gravy as a beverage?
So what gives? Is it Scrooge’s revenge? Is it the Christmas bills that soon will come due?
Nah, it’s not seeing a doctor in timely fashion.
With overcrowded emergency rooms and many doctor offices short-staffed or closed for the holidays, people with egg nog and Christmas cookies hardening in their arteries don’t get the medical attention they need.
Which is why New Year’s Day is the second deadliest day of the year.
God help us all when that Grinch of Obamacare kicks in.