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tis not the season (Tuesday September 27th, 2005 - 23:44)

category: mmhuh?

Dear Coles Supermarket,

I’d like to draw your attention to a case of absent mindedness (for surely that’s all it could be) that has occurred in your World Square store. It appears that someone, while eagerly flipping the calendar before the month is over, has skipped a few pages and thought it was later in the year than it actually is. This conclusion came to me tonight as I stood in the 12-items-or-less express lane surrounded by two large shelves full of Christmas crackers and baubles.

May I recommend you return all the Christmas goods to the back of your warehouse and forget about them until a more suitable time. Please allow Spring to settle in, let people enjoy warm afternoon barbeques and the purchase of a new swimsuit/sunglasses/tshirt. We’d like to spend a little time wiggling our toes in the sunshine and not worrying about how much tinsel is needed to satisfactorily wrap a tree.

I hope you right this wrong soon because, quite frankly, there’s a quarter of a year until Christmas time and no store could be so money-grubbing. It must have been a mistake.

In effort of making things right,

PS. Your mushrooms are still over-priced.

4 comments to “tis not the season”
lostmusic said on September 28th, 2005 at 3:26 am:

was thinking the same as I wander around Sainsbury’s in Stratford earlier this evening. Apart from the spring bit. That’s just a weird thought – Christmas coming after spring.

scot said on September 28th, 2005 at 10:59 pm:

You should go to Woolworths Metro, Christmas hasn’t taken ahold yet, and their Mushrooms aren’t overpriced, although if you were a good socialist you would be avoiding supermarkets and buying them in the local organic fruit and veg market….yeah

scot k. gallen said on October 12th, 2005 at 10:18 pm:

Oh, Woolworths Metro have started the christmas celebrations…time to pull out thay old Damned single – Their Ain’t No Sanity Clause – and engage in a bit of culture jamming and replace the Mariah Carey Xmas cd with that

heretic said on October 16th, 2005 at 9:28 pm:

Ahh the Christmas from September thing drives me spare. Then on Jan 1st they stick Easter stuff into the corners and it slowly builds.