So my intention was to use this more as a…collection of interesting geeky things? But it seems as if that’s not working, and why shouldn’t I use this as a personal blog as well? I am Reap, after all. This is one facet of my personality.
So here we go. This is my little rant on Christmas Commercialism. A little early in the season? I agree completely. That’s my problem.
I work at Lowe’s Home Improvement, currently. Like most such stores, we have a seasonal department where we keep up with the different seasons and holidays. About mid-September, all of the Halloween decorations went up. Now that seemed a little early to me, but I let it slide, because I happen to like Halloween. It’s the only holiday I still really enjoy, in fact.
Now, only a couple of days before Halloween, all of our Halloween items are clearanced to make way for Christmas. The Christmas decorations have been up for maybe around three weeks. Two months from today is Christmas. Do people realize this? We still have two whole months?
Now, I know, it’s been a little while that this has been happening. Why am I complaining now? Let me tell you.
As a cashier, on a closing shift my job sometimes is to zone the light bulb aisle. This aisle is located right by the main entrance, across from the seasonal department. Zoning light bulbs last night, I was forced to listen to a Christmas Tree singing Jingle Bells. Halloween is in six days, and I was listening to Jingle Bells. Really? What is wrong with this picture? Can’t we at least wait until the first snow? Please? I mean, Jesus Christ people. I still remember when all the Christmas stuff going up the day after Thanksgiving was shocking to me.
Can’t we just enjoy our holidays for what they are? Just for a little while?