It’s July 21st, and Halloween’s already here. At least, it is at Walgreens.
We stopped into Walgreens to pick up some school supply deals, and my husband spotted a surprising display in the candy aisle. Halloween candy.
We stood there in disbelief, looking at Russell Stover brownie Jack-O Lanterns, Snickers pumpkins, Brach’s candy corn and pumpkins, and blood-red 3 Musketeers “MuskeFears” candy bars.
I asked my husband to grab a newspaper so I could photograph this, thinking no one would possibly believe these photos were taken today without date proof. The next photo shows the entire display.
The seasonal creep gets worse every year. Last week at Target, beach bags, lawnchairs, coolers and summer gear were 70% off. I went to Target today, one week later, and the seasonal aisles are now filled with dorm room furniture and bedding. I asked an employee where all of the summer stuff went — it filled four aisles last week. Did it all sell out? “No, we got rid of it — it’s gone.”
Too bad if you need a cooler, lawnchair, or inflatable raft, I guess. July is no longer the time for beach and pool gear. July now brings dorm room decor… and Halloween candy.