Thursday, July 26, 2007

Excuse me teacher, what's the date?

By my calendar we're only in late July, but as far as TV is concerned, Summer is over...

On 3 separate occasions in the past two days I have seen 'BACK TO SCHOOL" ads on TV. Granted all 3 were on American TV feeds and all were for K-Mart, but c'mon now.... It's only July 26th here!

I'm sorry but this is just NOT acceptable.

While I am a fan of the Staples back-to-School ads, it's JUST NOT TIME YET! Can we just make it to the 2nd week or so of August before we're blasted with these ads?

I don't know who's more upset by these early ads?:

-Teachers? ("Yea, that's right etches, start doubling your anti-depressant meds, the brats are coming back soon...")

-The Parents? ("Yea, that's right etches, come give us all your money for over-priced SpongeBob Squarpants and Dora the Explorer and Harry Potter and Bratz labelled pencil cases and duotangs and binders and knapsacks and and and...")

- The Kids? ("Yea, that's right etches, kiss your summer good bye and get ready for 10 more months of readin', ritin' n 'rithmatic")

or...
-Misster-Kitty (Yea that's right betch, get used to seeing these commercials 10 times an hour til the middle of September")

My guess is it's a lose-lose-lose-lose situation here.

14 comments:

Maria said...

don't even mention BACK TO SCHOOL to my kids... you will get a look and not just any look but the "if looks can kill look"

I am loving summer holiday away from SCHOOL! Loving IT!

Misster Kitty said...

That's what I'm saying! It's just a LITTLE TOO FREAKING EARLY for these commercials...... It's mental!

TICKLEBEAR said...

no it's not!!!
the kids will be back to school in a month...
sorry to burst your bubble, but you don't shop last minute for those things, or you get crumbs & have to do like 10 stores instead of one...

maria?? true or false???
:)~

Misster Kitty said...

NO NO NO NO NO!
It's TOO EARLY!

Gimmie one more week at least!

lol

JB said...

My wife gets pissed off when she deems it too early to see a) Valentine's Day stuff b) Easter stuff c) back-to-school stuff d) any other highly commericalized occasion's stuff and e) ESPECIALLY Christmas stuff. I'm not kidding about this. She'll actually call me from the offending store! Crazy.
I try to tell her it's no use getting angry - They'll do it earlier every year, and they do.

T said...

One of our card shops has Christmas onrnaments out. For half a secondI thought about buying one and putting it away, then I snapped back to reality and remembered, IT'S ONY JULY PEOPLE!!!

Misster Kitty said...

Yea that stuff just comes out earlier and earlier every yead. Don't get me wrong, I loves me holidays but there's a limit.

I have imposed rules for myself too for Christmas, cause I'l a total Christmas-a-holic.

Music can only start to be played from Nov 25th forward and no decorations up til Dec 1st. After Dec 1st don't sit near me cause you'll be decorated! The tree goes up on the 18th and is taken down on the 6th of January. And I play my christmas music until the 6th too!

Maria said...

TB I don't wait till the last minute to buy the school supplies otherwise there is NADA... from all those damn parents that SHOP early... stop it people!

TICKLEBEAR said...

@ maria
i rest my case!!!
:)~
as someone who used to do visual display in a now defunct retailstore...
i don't mean to scare you, but xmas decos program always start on the last week of september...
get used to it!!!

Misster Kitty said...

Sense or nonsense.
That bites.

TICKLEBEAR said...

still don't see why you have a problem with this...
it's not like you have to go back to school...
:)~ we can only feel sorry for those concerned!!
:)~

Misster Kitty said...

It's just an evil reminder that summer will soon be over.

TICKLEBEAR said...

officially, it's 'till sept 21rst, so....
nothing changes in that regard.
:)~

Misster Kitty said...

Well then... as Emiliy Litella used to say...

"Ohh!... Nevermind."