I get into the car this afternoon to go pick up the littles from the bus stop, and my first indication that Michael's been driving the car is the seat's all the way back and the mirrors are all out of whack.
I forgot, he took my car to work with him yesterday.
I readjust all that, then start the car. NPR is on. Another sign. Michael religiously listens to National Public Radio. I hit one of the presets, looking for anything but NPR and...
Are you kidding me!?
On November 8!?
Stunned, I listen to the rest of Barbra Streisand singing her weird version of Jingle Bells, sure the easy-listening station is going to play a relatively normal song next, perhaps a little Sarah MacLachlan or Jewel... but no.
It's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
They're playing Christmas music, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from now until Christmas Day. They've been playing Christmas music, apparently, since the day after Halloween.
Two MONTHS of Christmas music!? This is like a prescription for Christmas music overdose...by Thanksgiving!
Are they crazy? What marketing rep out there really thought this was a good idea? Do they honestly think we're all going to panic ourselves into a consumerist Christmas shopping frenzy because they're playing Bob Segar's Little Drummer Boy every hour on the hour?
Someone, please, stop the insanity!