Sunday, 9 January 2011

You've GOT To Be Joking?!

I've always put that saying "as soon as Christmas is over, it'll be Easter eggs in the shops" down as just something that people say as a laugh (although I've never found it particularly funny). But I took this picture on the 2nd OF JANUARY!!! I had to do a double-take, but no, there it was. I mean another load of chocolate a week after Christmas is going to be as welcome as a dog at a game of skittles...

Note the display has been completely unbothered by a single punter!


Piley

15 comments:

office pest said...

Piley ol chap, I had my first Cadbury's Creme Egg on Dec 27th, bought from the petrol station. Yum yum!

Furtheron said...

Well to be fair we bought Christmas Cards in August whilst on our summer holiday!! Sorry I therefore acknowledge that we are the sort of idiots that continue to propagate this nonsense.

It'll get so that you are buying for Christmas before Easter and for Easter in summer!!!

John Devlin said...

My wife saw an Easter display in Sainsburys in Maidstone on 29th December. When she came back and told me I was suitably enraged! I just can't get my head round the fact that the pace of life is so fast - people aren't being allowed to enjoy occasions and to "stop and smell the coffee" (sorry for the cliche!) without the next marketing lead event is foisted upon us.

Anonymous said...

It is very sad isn't it ?. Like John say's we are pushed , rushed and sold things at such a rate. I hate it and i opt out, i just ignore it and do my thing. We live in a marketing world, fuck them. P.S. I firebombed that display only moments later :).

Carl.

Ishouldbeworking said...

Aw, for the love of Jayzus. I feel sick just looking at that. Just in case people haven't eaten enough crap over Christmas, eh?? GAH!!!

Mondo said...

Blimey - they usually kick off with Valentines overload first and phase Easter in from the 15th Feb.

Have you checked the sell by dates - could be last years punted out early

Piley said...

Thanks for the comments all, and a general exasperated sigh that most of you seemed to spot Easter stuff even earlier than me... in 2010 even!

I completely agree with Carl, and feel the 'stretching out' of these holiday seasons ultimately devalues them. I mean, by the time Christmas actually gets here, I'm just about fed up with it (having heard Shakin Stevens in just about every bloody shop for the last 8 weeks).

I will buy my Easter Eggs, erm, at Easter (or perhaps a few days before... hate it when the only ones left are all busted open and\or squashed!), and no clever clogs marketing manager will make me buy em any earlier.

Anyway, may I be the first to wish you all a very merry May bank holiday.

P

E F RICE said...

Good spot, must admit I have always found the Cadbury Mini Eggs Easter Egg is one of the harder ones to pick up nearer the Easter rush ! Perhaps you could let me know the location at some discrete point in the near future ......

Martin said...

Don't leave it too long EF, I'm on my way down to buy them all up

Piley said...

But surely E.F & Martin, you both know that mini eggs arn't really special, and are no more than spray painted Minstels??

Cocktails said...

The main Paperchase shop is selling Easter cards. Since when did anyone send Easter cards?!

Anonymous said...

World Cups in January. January Sales in December........just par for the course in this mad world.

Warble

Just Jacqui said...

I'm 50/50 on this one, of course its all getting earlier and earlier but it doesn't mean we have to panic buy months ahead if we don't want to. I remember a lady I used to work with who had 8 children, 25 grandchildren and several great grandkids, she had no choice but to start with the Christmas presents in July and Easter straight after, never mind birthdays, anniversaries etc! Just walk right past them Easter eggs Piley and don't let the little bastards bring you down ha!

Simon said...

Cocktails - MrsB sends Easter Cards - I'd never seen one before I met her.

I've got a Cadbury mini-eggs desert thing in my packed lunch today too!

Piley said...

Cocktails - Easter cards, by and large, were strictly for religious people to send. You used to have to go to a 'Christian bookshop' or similar to get them, but they have always been around. Not sure who else would really feel the need to send one.

Mind you, you can get a card for just about anything now, cat\dog birthday, and the most vulgar i've seen "congratulations on your divorce" cards. Nice.

Warble - Happy Thanksgiving...

JJ - yeah, I can see that I guess... although I couldn't be trusted with having chocolate sitting in the house that long!!!

Simon - Minstrels?? Mini Eggs??!!

P