It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Of course, in some places, that started months ago. It is, after all, convenient to be able to buy your Zombie Halloween costume on one aisle and your tinseled garland (or is it garlanded tinsel?) on the next.
Other signs of the season: people with cuts, bruises, and dark, baggy eyes still recovering from Black Friday shopping; credit cards hot to the touch from the friction of holiday-pace swiping; turkeys that survived Thanksgiving starting to look over their shoulders again; boycotters getting ready for every “Happy Holidays” and “Merry Xmas” sign. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!