Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Annual Rant

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time for my annual rant about ‘The Forgotten Holiday’ and commercialism. While I try to avoid using swear words in Homespun Headlines the same cannot be said about aisle 21 of our local supermarket.

It was October 29, two days before Halloween and I was in aisle twenty-one buying Trick or Treat candy. I turned around and saw Frosty at the end of the aisle waiting to take it over. Along with Frosty was a tower of snow penguins and snow girls (I mean we do have to be PC or profits might drop). The words just flowed like a well-conducted symphony. I am a little surprised Frosty didn’t melt. But, there they were waiting to stake their claim on that big cash cow we call Christmas.

I’m sure Frosty and his friends could give a flip about Thanksgiving. It’s not a big revenue generator.

I’ll be back in the Fall of 2007 making my third annual rant.


Blogger Aravis said...

I ranted too, both to my husband and to one of the store managers. They agreed with me, but it didn't bring a premature Frosty down.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

It gets earlier every year. I was amazed when I saw it and did a silent rant of my own. I have seen people already buying the Christmas stuff too.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I'm glad the 'snowgirls' didn't see you Ralph. They might have gotten so hot and bothered they could have melted.
What if they gave you the cold sholder? Or what if one said she had an ice cream headache??

5:22 PM  
Blogger 1 plus twins said...

i so agree with you!! it is terrible, i hate that stores have done this. i so remember your rants this time last year, i wish the big wigs that make the decisions to sell shit early would pay attention to your blog and stop the nonsense!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

It gets shoved in our faces so early that by the time we are ready for it, we are sick and tired of everything and just wish it were over and done with. Too commercial for my taste. Soon they will be putting things out right after Labor Day.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous **Silvermoon** said...

Ralph, I so agree with you.
In fact, I stopped ranting on the outside but my insides feel nauseous at the T-Day being overlooked. It's so much more than the yummy stuffing. It's just as much a family holiday as others and is SO important to our country's history.
(In our area, I just about tossed my cookies when Christmas decorations sprang up in Sept! Sheesh!0

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph, Tom here. I don't know if you know this or not, but the Frosty the Snowman is actually a penguin.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

I agree. It just starts earlier and earlier. I'm just ready for year-end and Christmas to be over with already. Ugggh.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

It'll be just before Labor Day one of these years!

12:38 AM  

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