Okay, I understand that Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14th and I can expect to see Valentine’s Day merchandise in the stores. After all, there has to be someone to sell the chocolates in the heart boxes and the bags of cinnamon hearts (my favorite) and flowers and so on. I was in for a huge shock though when strolling through Walmart the other day to see all that with Easter stuff beside it! Come on! Easter? Really Walmart? Easter Sunday and Monday is March 27 and 28th this year. Good grief…we haven’t even reached February yet. So they hauled out the Easter stuff trying to get sales well over two months away. Let’s do a little math, shall we? There are 8 days left of January (as of the writing of this post), there are 29 days in February this year (a leap year) and a further 26 days in March before Easter gets here. Adding all of that together gives us 63 days of seeing this stuff being hawked from every shelf, broadcast over store intercom systems and pushed at us on TV advertisements. Ugh….
That wasn’t bad enough we walked through Dollarama today and on one aisle there was Easter to the left and Valentines to the right with St. Patrick’s Day at the end of that aisle! Sorry for the rant but this truly gets me riled up…before Halloween is over they are pushing Christmas with carols on the musac and all. Please let me know in the comment section if this gets to you too. On a side note have you noticed that for every holiday there is a candy associated with it? I think they are training our children to anticipate the holidays by bringing these treats out early to get them bugging their parents for the next toy or trinket for the upcoming holiday. Sigh, I will step off my soapbox now but I just had to get this off my chest. Thanks for listening everybody. I appreciate you stopping by to give what I have to say a read. Thanks also for all my new followers – you are truly appreciated. =)