Why do they try to remove the magic?

I was confronted on my trip to the supermarket this weekend with the crude reality that even before I had
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I was confronted on my trip to the supermarket this weekend with the crude reality that even before I had taken down my Christmas decorations, Easter has arrived. The eggs were on the shelves, the hot cross buns were in the bakery and the commercial reality struck me. Are we setting our society up to run from one big commercial moment to the next, without regard to the magic or “specialness” of the days of Easter and Christmas by flogging the products all year round?

I remember when easter’s hot cross buns were something we did for maybe two or three weekends, and they were special. Dad brought them home from  the corner bakery, we warmed them in the oven and ate them as a family. Likewise, easter eggs were never bought or eaten before Easter Day – and I still don’t know many who buy them but someone must.

In looking closely at the shelves it was interesting to note that Woolworths clearly have to discount the easter egg products to sell them at this time of year, making the effort of stocking them almost futile. So why do they do it?

I have to ask you today – do you buy Easter Eggs “just for eating” in January? Or hot cross buns? Do you think they have lost their “specialness” and tradition because of the commercialisation of supermarkets?

Share your thoughts…

 

 

  1. Actually I had a rather pleasant experience in Woolworths and Big W, which was the exception rather than the rule, I found the staff to be extremely helpful and pleasant, I asked with a smile to one of the lasses if I had a sign on my back saying ” be nice to Maureen “.

    • The.majority of staff are friendly and helpful Maureen, of course like any business you will always find the odd one who can’t smile and just dosent want to be there. I feel for the staff that get abused and sworn at from angry customers, or steal items, who are on drugs and you have no idea if they are armed in any way.

  2. Actually I had a rather pleasant experience in Woolworths and Big W, which was the exception rather than the rule, I found the staff to be extremely helpful and pleasant, I asked with a smile to one of the lasses if I had a sign on my back saying ” be nice to Maureen “.

    • The.majority of staff are friendly and helpful Maureen, of course like any business you will always find the odd one who can’t smile and just dosent want to be there. I feel for the staff that get abused and sworn at from angry customers, or steal items, who are on drugs and you have no idea if they are armed in any way.

  3. Let’s be honest – they wouldn’t be selling them if they weren’t making a profit.

  4. Let’s be honest – they wouldn’t be selling them if they weren’t making a profit.

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