Thursday, December 31, 2009

Now That’s Just Ridiculous

We all know the running gag: Christmas keeps coming earlier every year. Back when we were kids, the Christmas stuff would hit the aisles, the second Thanksgiving was over. As time went on, it started predating Thanksgiving—first a little bit, then significantly. Now by mid-October, we regularly see Hallowe’en and Christmas items being sold side by side. So with all this jumping the gun, I guess what I’m about to say shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me—nor, I suppose, will it to you.

This evening, I stopped by the store after work to grab some last-minute items for our New Year’s Eve party. We already had most everything we needed, but I’d forgotten the marshmallows for the Rice Krispie Treats. In addition to grabbing what I came for and the requisite few other items, I found myself in for quite the surprise.

There they were, right in the front of the store, between two cash-register lanes:

Cadbury Creme Eggs.

In December.

Happy New Year, everybody, and remember: bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, ba-gawk!

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