There was a TV series in the UK a while ago, which was called ‘Grumpy Old Women’; this post is beginning to remind me of the series! Now, don’t get me wrong, the women featured on the programme are actresses, journalists, writers and they are very funny.The last thing I would call them is ‘old’.
One of the programmes in the series focused on Christmas shopping, which is another thing I don’t get: why are shops flooded with Christmas merchandise in the beginning of October? Yesterday I went shopping in a mall (something I try to avoid). The place was full of parents buying shoes, school uniforms and school equipment for their children. Fair enough: the schools re-open on Monday. But the shops where also full of Halloween ‘things’. Halloween is at the end of October, right?
Christmas beats everything else. As I said, from the beginning of October shops are wall-to-wall Christmas decorations, blaring out Mariah Carey on their sound systems By Christmas Eve your brain is well and truly scrambled and then…you have got to cook The Turkey!
Here a link to the programme and if Christmas leaves you shattered, don’t worry, you are not the re-incarnation of Scrooge: Germaine Greer does not like it either…personally I think Christmas is
a feminist issue.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqt5XVtJVSc&list=PL25A91D8AD7FE3058