But I'm about to bring up a touchy subject.
Especially during this time of year, summer.
Ok, here goes....
Did you just now gag? It's OK if you did. 'Cause I feel sorta sick to my stomach.
I was shopping (well, "browsing", which turned into "shopping") at a Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store yesterday, August 31st. And suddenly I realized that holiday jingles were softly interupting my happy crafty stroll. And not just any holiday jingle but a medley which included the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Christmas music? Are you kidding me?!
I immediatley looked around the store. Did anyone else hear the music, or was it just me? The employees & customers all appeared as if everything was normal. It's the first week of school. This is not normal.
They were like, "Yeah, Rudolph's nose is red. So what?" And then they were all like, "Excuse me while I use my 40% off coupon to purchase these cinnamon scented pincones."
It's as if Christmas is the big holiday bully. Poo-pooing on Halloween. Flipping off Labor Day. Pushing my favorite fall season down the stairs like a jealous drama queen? HOW DARE YOU!!!
I do understand that we crafters have got to get a jump on the holiday game. And I'm all about planning ahead. But, every year it seems like commercial Christmas arrives earlier than the year before.
And it's really so gross.