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September 15, 2004

Can't they wait a little longer?

Kev notes that some US stores have already begun selling Christmas trees. It kinda reminds me of that old joke about the wife telling the husband that he will really have to choose - either throw out the Christmas tree, or bring down the Easter decorations... only this time, it seems the joke's on the people, the ordinary people, who go to a store to shop for something they really need, and chances are they cannot find it because it's been crowded out by something no sane person would want for the next, what, three full months?

And just when I thought it was funny in a grotesque kind of way, I saw the first comment on Kev's blog - the one that says that there are Christmas puddings on sale already; I hope y'all have big enough fridges, because there's probably been a Thanksgiving turkey on sale a month ago, and in a month or three there will also be little chocolate Easter bunnies, and they'll all need to go in that fridge, and it'll get quite crowded in there, won't it now?

Posted by roam at September 15, 2004 08:20 PM


Ain't capitalism great? Haha, yes, overdoing is is second nature to these people. When I was in High School, I use to work at a retail store, and they would start playing seasonal Christmas music some time in October. By Christmas I would be literally insane and would vomit every time I heard any Christmas-related tune.

Posted by: Ivan Tumanov at September 15, 2004 08:58 PM