Thursday, October 14, 2010

One Confused Lady

Yesterday morning was packed with a session of cross training.....rushed home to shower and get professional-looking....headed across town for an interview.....kicked butt at my interview...."bopped" over to our house to see the progress of the build......headed to the "design center" to sign more paperwork....

(Side note: I cannot get over just how much paperwork is involved in building a house. Holy Hannah. And we haven't even closed!!! Iy-yi-yi....Those lovely people in history who got law-suit-happy.....God bless 'em.)

Yesterday was a good day! So here's a little humor for your Thursday. A little thought. A little depth.....(A little cynical rant)

Afterwards, I decided to head to one of my favorite places to peruse....


But my experience at Target was far from fun, relaxing, or pleasant.

Just confusing. Loud. Crazy.

Despite many screaming children-temper tantrums.... Which is common and un-escapable.

Although screaming children aren't the most pleasant thing in the's kinda cute in Arizona.

For, most screaming children in the stores happen to speak espanol. It's Arizona.

And there's something almost cute hearing a 3 year old screaming "Hay! Mamá, quiero dulces! Mamá tengo hambre. Mami, me orinaba."

That's espanol for "Mommy, I want candy. I'm hungry. Mommy, I peed"

But back to the confusion I experienced while shopping.

After perusing through the shoes, clothes, and work-out-clothes...I even headed to the Halloween section to think about decorating.

However, I don't get too psyched about Halloween. And after yesterday's experience, I'm definitely not psyched.

For I went from walking calmly through the aisel to...

Having a Giant pumpkin head pop open, a ghost pop out of the head, and scream.

Good Lord, I despise blow-up Halloween decor. Could we be anymore obnoxious?

After my heart rate finally began to stabilize and at least return to 150 bpm.....

A song started blaring in my ears. This is not an exaggeration. Swear. To. God.

Christmas music.

Some Christmas decoration that sings. (of course, why wouldn't it sing)

Across from the Halloween decor is the Christmas decor.

Wow, Target.

Make up your freaking minds.

One holiday at a time, please. Nobody has Halloween AND Christmas decorations up at the same time. So you don't need to seem them simultaneously.

Poor pilgrims. They sure got the short end of the stick on this one.

Maybe some annoying company needs to create blow-up turkey's, horns of plenty's, and Mayflowers. The Macy's Parade isn't enough to get your place in the major department stores. You're peace-making with the Native American's didn't cut it either.

Come up with a singing or screaming blow-up Pilgrim, and then maybe you'll get a chance

Just my thought for the day.....;) 


Marlys said...

Oh, no! The commercialism of Christmas has begun! Too, too sad!
It just seems to get worse each year!
I was in a store early this summer and the person checking out before me was all excited because she had just finished her Christmas shopping! That is insane!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh my gosh, this made me laugh.

Yes, target puts their stuff out uber early... Kind of crazy.

And I am super anti-Halloween. I just don't get into it. I like seeing our nephew's costumes, but that is where I draw the line. I shoudl take a pic of the house on my street - this lady going ooc w/ the decorating for halloween. It's insane.

I witnessed a temper tantrum at Target last week. I could only smile. The child was screaming and running in circles about the cart and the mom looked so distraught, I looked at her and smiles and we sort of exchanged a non-verbal 'I feel for you' look.

Mama Nastase said...

Too funny! (I really like the new, jazzy format of your blog!)

Sophia complained about the Christmas stuff out when we ventured into Target the other day, too!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Too funny!
I can't wait to go get pumpkins this weekend to set out by our front doors. I only decorate the outside of our house for Halloween as I want to make it inviting for the little trick or treaters. I also have some luminaries I set out along our driveway and do the spider netting around the door and trees. though that stuff is messy and more of a pain so who knows if I will do that this year.

I agree though let Halloween at least pass before we start seeing Christmas decor.

B and B said...

I read someplace that Halloween decoration sales are close to Christmas decorations in places. We don't do Halloween at our house, due to the lack of trick or treaters. But even if we did, I just don't get the attraction to those inflatable deals for the lawn.

But Christmas decorations? It is still the first half of October!!! I guess I'd better get out my fall wreath for the front door. It's been so warm I haven't thought of it.

I think yard decorating becomes competitive in some neighborhoods.

Jess said...

I like the new blog look!

Though we don’t have Target in Canada (a fact that makes me sad on a very regular basis!) I get what you mean about the holiday overload in department stores. There’s a store in the mall just down the street from my work that does the exact same thing. Pumpkins just down the aisle from Christmas trees. Before we know it, Valentine’s Day decorations will be out as well.

I have to say, I don’t know what it is, but I actually really do love Halloween. I think it just takes me back to some good times in my childhood. It’s not the same as it used to be, but there’s always a certain feeling around that time of year that I really enjoy.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

LOL. I had a similar experience at Target last week- both Halloween and Christmas things at the same time, I was like um whoa, and I immediately turned around to go back to the school supplies because I'm still back on September in my mind!