LOCO LETTERS

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LOCO LETTERS

It’s that time of year, again. The coming end of a year, when all the calendar companies come out with their new designs. I see them displayed in all the stores, from bookstores, discount stores, grocery stores, and even kiosks in the mall. Hundreds of calendars emblazoned with the numbers of the new year ahead. Here’s my loco letter to them…

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CALENDAR CRAZE (calendar daze)

Dear Calendar Companies,

I love your calendars. Every one of them are bright, colorful, and oh, so helpful. I mean, how else would I know what the months and days are, if not for you.

The thing is, I have a problem. You may not think it is a big problem, and for you it isn’t. You can only benefit from my dilemma. You see, I like so many of your calendars, I have a really hard time choosing one to buy. I want them all.

I only need one, yet I wind up buying quite a few. It’s because the pictures of kitty cats, puppies, horses, and scenery are so pretty. Then, as I’m trying to choose, I see the trivia ones, then the joke-a-day ones, then the cartoon ones, then the ones based on all the television shows.

All of these come in different styles, too. The regular, hang on the wall types, in all sizes, the ones you put on a desk, and the small planner ones you can carry around. There is a calendar depicting every subject, and taste the buyer might want.

How are we supposed to choose? I stand there at the display, weighing one against another. Which one has the ‘prettiest flowers’, the ‘cutest cats’, the ‘funniest’ cartoons? It is impossible, I tell you.

Remember, I only need one, but in the end, I buy several. Then, at home, I try to find places to put them all…the kitchen, the bedroom, the office, the garage, the bathroom? (because, who doesn’t need to know when the next full moon occurs, while you’re -ahem- busy in there?)

All this calendar buying, I’ll admit, is good for your company, and I do enjoy looking/reading them. I suppose one way we can have an enjoyable experience in buying lots of them, is to give them as gifts to friends and family.

Then, what do you know…we can sit back and wait to receive more calendars…the ones they bought as a gift for us!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

2 responses »

  1. I should mail you another one every year… my calendar story is that my sister (note: not me) really liked Mary Engelbreit back when she was in college, about 20 years ago. My crazy aunt sends me a damn Mary Engelbreit calendar every Christmas. Even now, decades later, and I was never the one who liked ME! One year she sent me a different calendar and I wrote her this incredibly enthusiastic thank you letter, but the next year it was back to old ME again. I wish ME well, I really do, but I go buy my own wall calendar at one of our local indie bookshops every year.

  2. Thanks for telling me your calendar story! Did she give the same ME calendar to your sister , too or maybe you just gave her the ones you didn’t want? I think they are cute, but mostly I get the ones with cats 🙂 Hey, maybe your Aunt just really liked them so much, but wouldn’t buy all of them for herself, who knows…Well, have fun choosing one for this coming year!

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