Too Soon!

Too Soon!


Stopped into the local Market District on Monday and was confronted by a huge Frankenstein sign, pitching Halloween Candy. In case you don’t remember, Monday was August 13. There were still 18 days left in August, another 30 in September and then 30 more in October before Halloween.

The sign said that it was time to stock up on Halloween Candy because it’s right around the corner. When did almost three months become right around the corner? Why are they pressuring me to buy candy that I normally get the day before Halloween?

I think they know, if I buy the candy now, it’s not going to make it to Halloween. One of these hot summer nights…yes, it’s still summer…Anyway, one of these nights I’m going to have a craving for a mini-Snickers or small bag of M&M’s, maybe a Twix…Definitely not a Three Musketeers. I give that crap to the kids.

Then, I’m going to open the bag and before you know it, I need more Halloween Candy…except for the Three Musketeers. It’s a racket and they should be ashamed for tempting me this way.

If I was a kid and still had another week or two of vacation left, I wouldn’t want to be reminded that Halloween was coming. Not when I walk into the grocery store anyway. That’s just cruel. It’s up to the parents to remind kids that school starts in another week.

When did we start rushing things? If I buy my Halloween Candy this week, I can get my Thanksgiving turkey next week. Then, I can do my Christmas shopping and put up the tree. Get it all out of the way before Labor Day.

At this rate, by October they’ll be putting out the Easter Candy and I’ll be handing out chocolate rabbits for Trick or Treat.

I should also mention, the store was stocked with Pumpkin and Octoberfest beers. Those should be sold out in a week. That way there will be room for the St. Patrick’s Day Irish beers.

Hope this winter stays as mild as its been. I hate dealing with snow. Don’t worry, summer is just around the corner…Oh wait, it’s still here now. Can we enjoy it before you start ramming Halloween down our throats?

Anyway, let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year…that is, unless you’ve been to the Market District lately.

Now, I’m on my way to pick up some fireworks. The 4th Of July will be here before you know it.

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