Yesterday was the autumnal equinox, and we celebrated the event in the shop by merchandising the Christmas stock. It's a very depressing time for staff and for customers, most of whom think a ninety-day long season of Advent is a little excessive. One customer complained vociferously to me about it, and I just shrugged my shoulders. Only doing my job, madam (as if I give a shit).
Then she went and bought some little stocking-fillers for the grand-kids.