Sam's Club has bar-b-ques and charcoal on sale. Hello, even the groundhogs are thinking, "Man, they're pushing it."
Yeah, summer equipment is on sale. Some clothing stores are stocking swimsuits (Hello again, six degrees outside - okay, yeah, spring break, never could take it myself, but okay, in about two months that's going to be big). This is the product of the "every store will sell exactly the same thing at the same time" philosophy. Gee, thanks for the great deals on comfort weave, breeze-thru shirts, but I'm looking for, say, something in the Snuggie business-wear line?
It reminds me of the M*A*S*H episode where they're all freezing and they get sent tube socks and mosquito netting. Considering that for events I would really like to go to they don't advertise until the week before, when practically all the tickets are gone (or in the last case seeing a write up of an art exhibit I'd like to see, but it's only up until the first week in February, and it's in Montreal - so scheduling a trip now just isn't going to happen). Gee, thanks.