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Please remind me … What is today’s date ?

Posted by Big John on October 16, 2015

I’ve just visited my local Sainsbury’s supermarket, where I found that some items were not in the aisles where I expected to find them. “Why?” I politely asked one of the many busy shelf stackers.

“It’s Christmas” … she replied.

NO ! … It’s bloody not !


6 Responses to “Please remind me … What is today’s date ?”

  1. Grannymar said

    NO! … It’s bloody not! NO! … It’s bloody not! NO! … It’s bloody not!

  2. Every year in the first September week, German stores put out the first of the Christmas ginger and spice cookies. A week later, the first Santa Clauses in milk chocolate come out- cheap chocolate bunnies from the Easter before wrapped in Nickolaus foil. You can tell because the hat doesn’t fit. The last week of september, then, we get the imported Halloween candy and masks from the US. Bah humbug.

  3. Ps. John and everyone else, my new address is ( You can google me at quahog on a tightrope. Just so you know who this is writing- Lin

  4. It’s even worse in the U.S., Big John. We are subjected to “Christmas In July” marketing campaigns. Because, you know, nothing celebrates Christmas more than buying stuff you don’t need 365 days a year.

  5. Ginnie said

    I must live in a different area of the U.S. than Jack because I’ve seen very little sign of early Christmas here. Besides…I am so cheap that their big bargains don’t tempt me…gift cards are my extent of shopping.
    Do you have something special In mind for “she who you must obey”?

  6. Big John said

    I haven’t made up my mind yet, Ginnie. Perhaps a new pair of jackboots ? I expect that I will get the usual rubber gloves and apron from her … 😦

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