Saturday, 25 November 2006

Hello there, sonny, and what's your name?


One month left until Christmas. One month left to don your spending trousers and elbow your way through the growing crowds at the shopping centres, fighting to grab the latest useless, overpriced product of sweatshop child labour which has been declared the ‘must-have toy of the year’ by its own marketers, because you’ve succumbed to the stress and the mob mentality of the ‘festive season’. One month left to stock up on enough liquor to make those obligatory family gatherings more bearable. One month left to note down the number of your nearest debt-crisis counselling service. One month left to convince your shy child to sit on the lap of the stranger in funny clothes who’s offering them chocolate, while someone takes photographs…well, maybe not.

Christmas isn’t a joyful season of fa-la-la-la-la-ing for everyone, but take heart you scrooges out there. There’re only two months left until Easter merchandising begins.

6 comments:

mutleythedog said...

You seem a little out of sorts Ms Polonie - would you like a back rub and an injection of seasonal good cheer - maybe a mulled wine!

cocoa_no_gogo said...

MDog,
It's not nearly cold enough for a mulled wine. LPolony needs a flaming rum punch.

Lonie Polony said...

;-) Just ranting as usual, mutley. So sick of shops bringing Christmas stuff out in July, Valentines in January, etc.

Cocoa, not cold enough here for anything except icy-cold drinks...35 degrees C...

cocoa_no_gogo said...

This use of "C" with temperatures is meaningless to me, but I am assuming it's hot. Why would it be hot at Christmas time? This is clearly another problem with you Australians. Next, you'll be telling me it's Tuesday.

Lonie Polony said...

Please, Cocoa, don't encourage the morons in my country who every year push for a 'Christmas in July' to make it more wintry and 'traditional'. One work Christmas party a year is enough for me...

=)

mutleythedog said...

Maybe you could just use advanced nano-technologies and just alter the weather?