It's Chriiiistmaaaas!

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Tags: rants, christmas

Date: 12 November 2008 09:42:15

As I walked up to the front doors of our local-ish massive supermarket yesterday, I was slightly bewildered to find that the space to the left of the entrance to which I was automatically heading in order to pick up a trolley actually contained none. The initial dilemma was soon sorted out - there were some spare trolleys to the right of the entrance, but then I looked more closely at what was being displayed in the former trolley space. Yes, you've guessed - trees and decorations. As I pushed my displaced trolley and self into the store I noticed that the "Automatic-Barriers-That-Let-Shoppers-In-But-Not-Out-Again" (TM) were emblazoned with the words 'Merry Christmas'. Add to this that the major display space at the front of the store was stacked with Christmas items, and that mince pies have been in stock for weeks (best before next Tuesday).

So, this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun... If you had any plans to achieve anything before the end of 2008, abandon all hope. Christmas is here and your time must be spent buying food, writing cards, buying presents, decorating the house, buying wine, organising parties, buying a new fancy outfit and singing carols.

But hurry, the fleeting Christmas spirit never lasts long, after a few days of this you'll be hankering for your normal life back again, wanting to avoid the rich food and increasing overdraft, by my reckoning we've got until about November 24th to fit our celebrations in before it all just gets a bit too much. 2009 will have to start early on 25th November, update your calenders now - or even better go and buy new ones while the real spending spirit of Christmas is still with us.

Have a good one