Monday, September 21, 2009

Something's Very Wrong Here.

Mr. Hawthorne and I took a trip to the KMart yesterday for a few gardening items. I know it's September and all so I was expecting Halloween crap. But I don't want to see Christmas already! Is that too damn much to ask? And the Christmas stuff was in the forefront. You had to go back several aisles to
find the Halloween stuff.
This is what greeted me when I walked in. Pastel baby girl pink and baby boy blue ornaments. Well, maybe that would look good on an Easter tree.
There were the usual bunch of ugly fake trees ... ... some of which appeared to be decorated by crack-smoking monkeys.
Ahh . The wire reindeer with lights. My neighbors down the street have a set with the buck, the doe, and two little babies. I remember driving home one night with the Hawthornelets and when we got to the neighbor's reindeer display, someone had taken the buck and "adjusted" him so he was mounting the doe. I said something under my breath about the vulgarity and it's Christmas, for Christ's sake! And my children started laughing hysterically. Imagine a mother's pride upon finding out her own issue was responsible for this carnal Christmas display.
Nothing says Christmas like a couple of penguins in a sailboat ...
... except maybe a lit-up gray hippopotamus and a lit-up pink pig. And I guess Santa said screw the reindeer, I'm flying this year. Freakin' reindeer unions. I'll show those little bastards. Merry Christmas, all!


Debbie said...

Crazy---having Christmas stuff on display already and it's not even Fall yet!!!

Hairball T. Hairball said...

Dear Kmart,

Can we please hold off on the Christmas decorations? Today's high will be in the 90s and that just doesn't put me in the mood to put up the pink Christmas pig(???)and chug some 'nog.

Hairball T. Hairball

Kathy said...

I saw this at the Price Club . . . I mean Costco last week & took pictures with my cell phone.
You beat me to the punch. Sigh.

Marilyn said...

And now you know why I refuse to shop at KMart!

Even my local low-life WallyWorld hasn't brought out the Christmas stuff yet.

Marilyn said...

Well, okay. We'll give them a week or two.

Debbie said...

Hmmmmm.... it could very well have been the Stonelets who moved the reindeer around like that. The animals in our nativity scene get very...let's say..friendly, with each other. They cross bread too. The donkey lays down with the cow!
I will never mention where I once found kneeling Mary and standing Joseph. (sigh).
I love the Hawthornlets!!

But Christmas decor at this time, i do not.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

"I once found kneeling Mary and standing Joseph. (sigh)."

Oh Debbie. I have tears in my eyes.
I will surely burn in Hell.
Thank you.