Easter eggs on sale already - your views online
It has happened every year of my adult life, same as Christmas stock in September and October has happened for decades as well. The only thing more predictable than it happening is the newspaper stories telling us that 'it gets earlier every year' (it doesn't).
When I worked in customer service within a store, the Christmas decorations were taken down on Christmas eve while I still served at my till.
Tesco had Crème Eggs and mini-eggs on Boxing Day.
It's always been this way for as long as I can remember. Also some people don't have the luxury of going out and getting what they want and when they want. Some have to budget so these lead times help people to do that. It used to be Christmas Day followed by holiday and sale adverts on Boxing Day.
Happens every year. We had Easter eggs in mid-December just sat in the warehouse as the shop I work for had them out on Boxing Day.
Beyond a joke isn’t it? They used to get Valentine’s Day out the way first.
Amanda Jayne Smith
That's retail for you! And those complaining now will be the ones complaining nearer the time when what they want has sold out!
Which legal firm is best to obtain maximum compensation for the trauma of seeing Easter eggs in the shops?
And some people will still be paying for Christmas when Easter comes!
You need to order Easter eggs usually six months before the date to be sure of getting them.
A joke – as if families with young kids are not stressed enough already without this! Retailers need to get a grip!
Woolworths always put out their Creme Eggs on Christmas Eve, filling the gap left by selection boxes.
And there's flour and eggs already on the shelves for pancake day! Would you believe it!
Easter is early April this year, so shops need to maximise the sales by getting stock out early.
Black Bitch pub
Urinating dog graffitied onto West Lothian local pub’s logo after controversial name change to The Willow Tree
Glad to see someone with a sense of humour. Greene King made a mistake changing the name.
I heard the pub was very quiet over the festive period. Maybe locals are boycotting it.
Brilliant. The name should never have been changed. I will never go back there.
My husband and I drove through a few years ago and as we passed the pub he said “Oh, they named a pub after you!” We had a good laugh about it. The old name was not offensive whatsoever. And I am mixed race.
I love this graffiti. It’s an utter disgrace that Greene King changed the name.
When I lived in the West Midlands there was a pub near me called The Dog and Lamppost with a very similar logo. Always made me chuckle.
They should have left the name of the pub as it was. Braw painting of the black dog added to the logo - hope it remains,
Tom Freeman Stewart VII
I think that graffiti looks good lol. They should keep it as a sort of inside joke, so all the locals and people in the know understand the meaning. But to an outsider its a quirky design with an interesting story to learn.
Well done. Greene King shouldn't be trading there if they aren't considerate of the pub's history.
Dogs that are black and female are affronted by the absolute silliness.
Top banter. Hopefully the locals boycott they pub until it’s closed....then buy back and put back the original name!
Blackie Boy in Newcastle had its name changed. I believe it's about coal.
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