Thursday, January 3, 2008

Permanent Holiday

Yeah!! We survived the holiday season, didn’t eat too many cookies, spared the pie and made it home without too many bruises. Those airports can be rough; we won’t even discuss the security screening. Get home, a little hungry after a long day of traveling and decide to go get some groceries. Hoof it on down to Wal-Mart (being a sheep therapist doesn’t pay well, at least the schooling is cheap) and wander our way collecting groceries. After grabbing eggs and dairy products we round the corner fly past the cleaning supply aisles and what do we see?

What no guesses, come on. We know you want to guess, trust us we won’t laugh.

Oh yeah, ok, maybe we’ll snicker a little, lets be realistic now.

Ok, so what did we see, we saw chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Now I don’t know about you, but if I gave my sweet heart stale chocolate I’d be sleeping in the dog house. Around here that’s not even a metaphorical threat…it’s quite real.

So I get to thinking, this aisle here was where the Christmas candy was, so what was there before Christmas. Oh my gosh. This aisle always has holiday candy. Starting December 26th (although we’ve heard of sittings as early as December 23rd) the aisle supports Valentine’s Day candy. After that it goes straight to Easter, with a small section for St. Paddy’s Day. As a side note if 2 month old chocolate isn’t bad enough, what do people do with 2 month old peeps. After Easter I bet its summer grilling and Independence Day. After that its college dorm room supplies. If you don’t think this is a holiday you’ve never raised teenagers. From there it’s Halloween and lastly Christmas.

It’s a good thing us sheep is poor. So many pretty trinkets to spend money on, but we skip the aisle and get to the important things, like the Alfalfa.


John said...

Every sheep can use a little holiday in their heart Taylor... These supermarkets simply give us something to always look forward to!

Erin said...

Hmmm...I think Taylor needs to go to grammar school. That is saying something coming from me, one who only speak Erinesse. I guess we ca chalk that up to travel fatigue and lack of feed.

Taylor said...

You write a blog post sitting next to a Christmas tree in O'Hare airport on January 2nd and see how much you care about grammer.

Something to look forward to, how about your next Alfalfa meal...that's what I expect to look forward to in the grocery store. Plus there are plenty of other things to look forward to between Christmas and Valentine's Day. How about Superbowl parties. Oh wait they have those covered with a Dozen Aisle blocking displays. It's alright I didn't want that nut roll anyways.

Erin said...

I used to work at a convince store. They just hold what they don't see for the next year. So your candy could be years old. Nummy...I say buy the stuff that is not seasonal and then you know it is fresh because everyone buys it.

Taylor said...

Well do you really think I buy my chocolate at Wal-Mart. I'd hope you thought more of my gift Ms. Erin.

Erin said...

No Taylor I was just sharing with everyone else how they should take after you and buy me great gifts.

DJ said...

I'm not picky, I'll take anything. Although Erin says that crusty V-Day candy isn't good for my teeth. And my little belly.