The Halloween candy is gone (except for the crappy Good 'n Plenty), baseball season is just finished, another election day has come and gone.
So, what do we do now? Relax and enjoy the quiet of November?
Of course not. Because trick-or-treating marks the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. Yes, nothing says Christmas like kids in Freddy Krueger masks carrying around the hollowed-out heads of dead pumpkins, filled with sugary goodness.
Don't believe me? Check the TV commercials and the web. The retailers, who are in full-blown panic mode about this year's holiday shopping season, started running Christmas commercials BEFORE Halloween. That's right: We were watching Santa Claus during baseball season.
So as not to perpetuate this crass exploitation of the holidays, we are committed to posting no holiday-themed haikus until after Thanksgiving. And maybe not even then.
Ford makes a profit!
People are buying their cars.
Chrysler? Not so much...
It's election day!
I bet you forgot to vote.
(You did, didn't you?)
The Yanks win! Again.
Twenty seven World Series.
Boston does slow burn...
Recession over? Not yet.
Any Santa jobs?
That's the week that was. For those of you who have been inexplicably an hour early for everything this past week, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.