I was appalled to find Christmas trimmings in Crate and Barrel on the day after Columbus Day.
Is there no decency?
I went over to this guy, deeply absorbed in the silver-and-gold area, and said, "I don't know whether to laugh or cry." He said, "Yeah, I can't believe I'm actually buying Christmas ornaments."
I tried to conceal my overwhelming sense of superiority.
Then I spotted the old-fashioned lightbulb ornaments I'd wanted last year. They had sold out before I got around to buying any on sale after Christmas. They were 95¢ apiece. (Boy, I must have been feeling oh-so-miserly last year.)
They were cute and shiny. And so colorful.
If you can't beat em.....