Wait Your Turn
Nov. 10, 2011 9:14 pm
Updated: Nov. 26, 2011 12:02 pm
This past week, I went shopping for a few Thanksgiving items for my newly transformed Dining Room. My first stop was Walgreens. I found remnants of Halloween decorations, candy, and costumes, but no Thanksgiving items. I found a store clerk and asked for directions
to the Thanksgiving isle. She said sure, follow me. We walked up and down 3 or 4 isles and there next to the photo section was a cardboard stand with a few items; Happy Thanksgiving Cards, paper napkins and aluminum turkey pans. I said thank you and decided
to try another store.
Next, I drove to Target. There I found 8 isles of Christmas decorations complete with 7 decorated trees, isles & isles of special purchase Christmas Gift Items and all this while Christmas music was being piped throughout the store. I found a clerk, asked
the same question and was once again walked through the store. Apparently even the sales staff have trouble finding anything to do with Thanksgiving. We did eventually find an "end cap" of paper products near the cards and gift wrap. I left Target.
By now, it had become a challenge. I went to Fred Meyer, Kohls, and K-Mart. I even stopped at Home Depot. Christmas was present and accounted for in each store. And, sadly.... Thanksgiving was not. I am sorry to have to report that where I live, there is NO
RESPECTING THE BIRD!!!
What I did find was this cartoon... How appropriate. Santa, Just Back Off and Wait Your Turn!