Sunday, 18 November 2012

Christmas Lights



The town's Christmas lights were switched on last night.  I swear they make the place even darker!  The date today? November 18th!!!  Six weeks before Christmas  I read that at least one person in the town has already got their decorations up and I suspect Tesco will be installing the 'Valentines Day' cards by Friday!  Cynical, me?  Yes!  There again had I not got all my buying almost complete a little bit more cynical. I hope your shopping has been done.  Soon the local TV news will be offering us those daft folks who place hundreds of lights, accompanied by reindeer, sleigh's, Santa's and snowmen, and then expect us to believe they do this to collect money for charity.  Just give the cost of the electric instead pal it would gain more money!  It's Christmas and such have no relevance to the real deal.  Just saying. 

No doubt there will be grumblings from some shopkeepers who pay towards this that the lights are insufficient for the cash, I suspect they are correct. Had there been sufficient lights to brighten the city of London some of these folks would still complain, and if there is one thing I canny stand is folks complaining!  No need for it.   

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7 comments:

the fly in the web said...

I'm a curmidgeon about Christmas...have people forgotten advent...dies irae...

Mike Smith said...

I was looking at dozens of Christmas cards in the shops at the weekend. Cards depicting Santa, snowmen, robins, snowy scenes, trees....but not one nativity scene. It's not just me is it?

Adullamite said...

Fly, Money talks!!!!

Mike, It's not just you. Most cards are puerile.

Lee said...

Never fear...Hot Cross buns will hit the store shelves on Boxing Day!

That might be a slight exaggeration, but I'm not far off. I never cease to be amazed (and annoyed) when I see them on the supermarket shelves here before we've had time to finish off the Christmas ham!!

Cheers from Down Under...this is my first visit/post...I hope you don't mind my uninvited visit. :)

Adullamite said...

Lee, Money talks!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh, but the tree is so pretty!

Adullamite said...

Jerry, Indeed it is 'purty,' but it's November!