Dear Stores, Summer Isn’t Over Yet
Is it just me or is it extremely depressing to see the back to school advertisements and sections in store right after the 4th of July?
Let's start by saying I know that there is a reason behind stores pushing back to school and Christmas shopping earlier and earlier. I get it, it's a marketing thing. However, don't you think that sometimes there is such a thing as too early?
I went into Target a few weeks back and was greeted by a big yellow pencil suspended from the ceiling. As I got to the seasonal section, the summer stuff was out and a sea of yellow cardboard bins and displays assailed my eyes.
Now I love a 0.50 cent notebook as much as the next person, but even for a stationary loving person like me this is just all too much.
I loved back to school shopping. I'm not just talking about the back to school clothes shopping, I LOVED buying notebooks, pens, folders, pencils, and paper. I mean I still do...
However, summer isn't over. The summer seasonal sections are gone. How can I buy my fire pit or outdoor cushions? I don't want a 0.97 cent pencil holder. I want the lifestyle outdoor setup.
I get it, some college kids go back next month and they need school supplies too. I also get it that in other states they go back to school in August, but here in New Jersey we have two months. (I mean two months from when I first saw that gigantic yellow pencil, not now)
So stores, take a chill pill and let me enjoy the summer while it is here. I'm still trying to get my beach days in and your over there pushing pumpkin spice scented erasers.
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