Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Damn...It's Only July!

So I'm sure you're wondering why I have a jack-o'-lantern graphic in today's post. After all, Halloween is still three months away.

Well, yesterday I was in a local store when I turned the corner only to find myself facing shelves and shelves of Halloween decorations. That's right...Halloween "stuff." I'm sorry but did the store manager rip too many months off the calendar that must be hanging on her office wall??? Did she forget to look at the date on the front page of her morning newspaper?

I can understand all the back-to-school supplies and clothing which are now displayed in every store. School here begins in late August-early September and moms need that much time to get everything their kids will need. But honestly...Halloween in July?

Then, to add insult to injury, I had the television on this morning and found myself watching a Monk re-run with a Halloween theme.'s still only July for goodness sakes!!!

Yes, I understand businesses are now run by youngsters pretending to be adults. And I understand my middle-aged self no longer fits into the demographic they're trying to attract. But still...someday they will be my age and realize that time is already moving far too fast. The one thing they won't need is corporate America helping to rush them (and us) along.


Renee said...

You're so right! I know the plan though... you see cute stuff now and buy it...forget where you put it so come Halloween time you'll have to buy some more...then when you're getting ready for Christmas you'll find the halloween stuff again! LOL!

We can be together on this and refuse to buy any holiday's items until the month that that holiday falls in...right?

Ralph said...

Remember, the retail calender is one full season ahead of reason. We have many decorations for this holiday already: lawn banner, coffee mugs, witch hat and Patti's jack o'lantern earrings. Perhaps we shall pout and not play this seasonal retail game.


meno said...

I get surprised and horrified by this every year. You'd think i'd have learned by now.

Linda said...

Wait ... you mean they don't have the Christmas stuff out yet? Do you think they might actually wait for September to do that? Whoa!

I know that retail has to order everything ahead of time but I don't see any reason why that means they have to display it that far ahead of time. Enough already!

Patti said...

Yep it is totally ridiculous the way they display the stuff months ahead of time.

I agree that time flies much too quickly anyway. We certainly don't need any corporate decision makers forcing it to go even faster. Ugh.