OK people – now I could rant on and on about how some retailers started playing Christmas music October 31st and even had the audacity to remove their leftover ghouls and goblins and replace them with stupid cutsie little elves and reindeer, but alas, I will not go there – Nope. I won’t. I mean it’s annoying and all (SIDEBAR, if everyone – or at least most consumers I know complain about the early onset of holiday commercials and decorations and such, why is it that retailers continue to ignore us?) but I get it. Retailers are just that. Retailers. And they’re in the business of selling things so hey, why not put a little pressure on us sooner than later. I mean how many people bought Halloween candy the end of September because it was on the shelf, only to find it devoured by mid October and have to buy it again, and maybe, just maybe, even again after that??
But, moving on, this post isn’t about vendors or even the all mighty purchasing power we consumers hold – no this is really just a simple call to action … HERE, HERE, oh how I wish those leftover ghouls and goblins would rise from the confines of their respective deep storage bins and quietly swoop in and remove the jack o’lanterns that still seem to adorn the porches of some seemingly confused individuals.
I mean I don’t get it? Surly the trash company has visited your neighborhood at least twice since Halloween. Surly you are aware that it is time to move on to the next round of holidays – I mean haven’t you heard Bing Crosby? Haven’t you? (SIDEBAR, note this is not a request to go Griswold and put up the sleigh and eight tiny reindeer yet – if you could hold off another week or two I’m sure our forefathers and their pilgrim friends would appreciate a little acknowledgement for once.)
Well, anyway, just a little something that’s been on my mind … oh, and to those of you that have painted your pumpkins white and made Olaf statues out of them, kudos – although I think I’ll wait for the real stuff before I make any snowmen … which I hear is on the way … fortunately, the cold never bothered me anyway. (Throw me a bone here people, tell me you got that one??!!)
Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Ready, Set, Done. “Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).” Also in conjunction with November’s NaBloPoMo