Friday, September 16, 2011

Christmas in September!?!?!?!!?

Okay, following up on my Halloween in August's a little something I like to call....

Christmas in September!?!?!? Seriously??? WTF!!!

Went out to my local Costco on Sept 1st to do some's what I found.

They had one isle of Halloween Merch out.

One side of an isle of kids costumes.

One side of an isle of adult costumes.

Now, these weren't even full half isles with candy and flashlights on the other half. No Halloween decorations....

But right next to the Halloween stuff was.... you guess it....

Six fricken full isles of Christmas Stuff...

In September?!?!?!?

Who is excited about buying nativity scenes in September???

I stood around by the nativity scenes for like 10 min...EVERY single person who walked by ~20, had the exact same reaction... ' Christmas Already?!?!' shaking their heads in disbelief...

What about Halloween?

What about Thanksgiving?

There Outta Be A Law!!!!!!!

They can make laws about, just about any darn thing...well there outta be law on holiday decorations and merchandise!

I say, no decorations up and no merchandise out until 30days before the actual Holiday!
That would mean no Halloween stuff out until Oct 1st.

That would mean no Christmas stuff out until the day after Thanksgiving. What ever happened to Thanksgiving anyways?

City Council Members can pass laws right? Or boards of supervisors? I say, everybody emails their local representative and tells them that they are SICK to death of merchants putting out merchandise MONTHS ahead of the holiday.

I'll start, here's a link to the Alameda City Councils contact info. Click on their names to email them.

Contact your local elected official and tell them,
There Outta Be A Law!

Heck, if we can't get the elected officials to get off their duffs and do the right thing we'll make our own law. A referendum or something!

If you feel as I do please pass this on to anyone who might be interested in the message.

Who's with me??? Anyone??? Beullar...? Beullar???


Jim said...

There is a law that applies: the law of supply and demand. If no one buys it, it will not appear at the same time next year. I'd like to think that Costco is not BigLots! or Savers or Ross, so their floor space is valuable enough to them to really track yield.

The MadScientist said...

I agree in theory...but you'd be surprised how even some big businesses run around with their heads up their collective you-know-what.

I mean ask, everyone you many are excited about running out and buying the latest nativity scene in Sept?

The big retailers are basically giving millions of dollars in sales away to Spirit SuperStores and their ilk.