Saturday, December 23, 2006

Here's what I saw yesterday, December 22 at Target:

Seen at Target, December 22, 2006
Originally uploaded by Holiday Grinch.

According to some news reports, Christmas day being on a Monday has thrown the populous into a flumoxy flux. No one seems to be able to get a handle on exactly which day it is that they need to meet all their holiday deadlines. Gift shopping, stocking shopping, last minute forgotten people who "are stopping by" shopping. Pet shopping, friend's pet shopping. Co-worker liquor run. Family liquor run. Grocery shopping for: 1. Out of town guests who eat breakfast. 2. Casserole ingredients. 3. Candy and cookie making supplies. 4. Xmas Eve dinner. 5. Ordering the meat be it a turkey, rib roast, pork loin or rack of lamb. 6. Out of thyme and must have it NOW run to the other, closer, grocery store which you vow to never, ever, shop at again each time you go. Well, you get it. The list goes on and on, and as each day of this holiday weekend passes, the stores get more and more crowded with the strangest people.
Target, has evidently decided to really throw the crowd into a mad dog frenzy, by announcing the need to purchase items for the NEXT holiday on the calendar, while masses are frantically looking for last minute PSP games, candles, sweaters and egg nog.

Hap Hap Happy Valentine's Day!


sista smiff said...

I noticed last night at my Kroger that they had deflated the ginormous snowglobe. That's what all the stores will be doing the 26th is clearing all the Christmas crap out to make way for Valentines Day. Sheesh.

Now Valentines Day is not a holiday I'll be praising. Hate it.

Merry Christmas to you!! Will this blog still be the Holiday Grinch or...?

Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

I hate Valentine's Day too. With a passion. I do like the cute pink, red and white color scheme but otherwise, fuggedaboudit.

Holiday Grinch said...

With comments running 2-0 hating Valentine's Day, I think the Holiday Grinch still has legs.
Merry Christmas to you all!

newscoma said...

Valentine's Day seems to me to be a holiday created solely for money.
And then all those poor folks out there who are alone or in bad relationships feel bad.
I do, however, like truffles and I can get them this time of year.
I guess it all balances out.

Linda said...

I'm surprised the Cadbury eggs and Easter baskets aren't out yet...

ceeelcee said...

Freakin' President's Day tickes me off too. Go get 'em, Grinchy!