Trick or Heat

There’s Halloween candy on the shelves at the supermarket. It’s July 28.

Seriously, there it is, right next to the plastic sand buckets and back-to-school supplies. This is the section of the store where the seasons overlap, where you have the summer things rubbing up against the fall things. It used to make its appearance in August, but here it is muggy July and they want us to think about a late October night when people are dressed like vampires. I’d love to start thinking about cold fall nights (and days), but it’s still summer, so it’s all just a big tease.

There’s an even funnier shelf in October, when you see Halloween candy, school supplies, and Christmas decorations all together. If you had just woken up from a coma in the aisle you wouldn’t know what month it is.

Doesn’t it seem like everything is sped up these days? I’ve been seeing back-to-school commercials since July 4. Sorry kids, summer’s over!  Put down those ice cream cones and get ready for math!

3 thoughts on “Trick or Heat

  1. The more everything is sped up, the more f—– up (and ass backwards) it becomes. Time is a weird thing with the way we perceive it. For example, 4th of July seems like it was much longer ago now than only 3 1/2 weeks. This has been an extremely long, excruciating month with the never-ending heat. It’s so debilitating and limiting, you feel like you’re in prison, where (I would think) time would REALLY drag.

    I’ve been seeing the back to school ads since about July 4th too. I’d see the Halloween stuff showing in August the past several years, with the Christmas decorations in September. I’d like to start thinking about cold fall nights and days, but (in L.A.) we’ve got a LONG time of draining heat to go through.

    I’ve seen little kids out on Halloween night all dressed up for trick or treating, sweating, still plenty damn hot out going into November. Usually right before or after Thanksgiving (which always gets slighted by the way) the weather will finally cool down. It’s usually sudden. October and November can “look” like fall, but it’s really not “fall”.

    Last but not least, we have a President who’s turned the Presidency into his own ultimate reality TV series, complete with his drama and chaos on a daily basis, with extremely serious high stakes stuff going on with North Korea, stirring up the pot on who can/can’t be in the military, endless hirings and firings that have me pretty nervous. Having his son as his ‘Henry Kissinger’ isn’t exactly calming either. Then there’s the business with the son-in-law. If I were to describe what’s going on now back in 1991, I’d be locked up in a looney bin if I didn’t add “just kidding” with a laugh, OR asked what the hell kind of drugs was I on to have come up with something SOOOO far-fetched. Things are sped up and dragging simultaneously! Anything weird going on at the supermarket lately? There has to be, or will be soon.

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