I know what you are thinking. No, this isn't a photograph of George Jetson Elementary School. This strange sculpture near the entrance walkway might lead you that conclusion, but this is really Ocean Avenue Elementary School. I'm thinking about schools this morning, because something unbelievable happened the day before my birthday this year. On July 14th, while watching TV that evening, I witnessed what I believe was the first "Back to School" commercial of the season. July! Come on. Early August is bad enough but mid-July? School had been out for summer just 4 weeks or so, and retail stores were already out destroying a kid's summer paradise. The nerve! Does this mean that I'll be able to buy my Halloween zombie costume next week?
I guess I need to just cry,"Uncle!"
Seems that retailers are not happy with the present moment and need to strive for the future. I wonder if this is indicative of our culture. How many of us truly are present and mindful of Just-right-now?ReplyDelete
I actually had no idea what this was and wasn't not thinking about Jetson elementary. I rather like the sculpture. Nothin's like it used to be. We had longer summers and no TV and no sales - all we had to do was have fun from June to September!ReplyDelete
funky little 'beam me up, scottie!' sculpture.ReplyDelete
When I was a kid, there was a fall-like nip in the air before we even thought about back-to-school shopping. But, since they have Christmas decorations up in stores at the end of September, I guess it makes sense. To retailers that is.ReplyDelete
Oh...I love the sculpture!ReplyDelete
Since I retired the back to school ads have bothered me much less than they use to. Haven't seen one yet this year. It is way too early. Love the sculpture. It has a great sense of fun and adventure, perfect for an elementary school.ReplyDelete
It is only five months to Christmas ...ReplyDelete
And you can buy a snow parka too. MBReplyDelete
Time to book your cruise next spring.ReplyDelete
My favorite time of year, the start of the school year!ReplyDelete
Oh yes things have changed considerably since those years ago.ReplyDelete
We work on an alternative schedule. Out 2nd week in May, but back to school first week in August. I saw Halloween stuff in a store just yesterday. Crazy!ReplyDelete
That's waaaaaaaaaaay too early!ReplyDelete
I do like the colors and futuristic look of these sculptures though.
Not to mention Christmas adverts starting in October :) that sculpture is pretty cool.ReplyDelete
I agree that sculpture s very 'Jetsony' and I too m amazed at he tome flies. Too fast!ReplyDelete
A solar panel and an antenna? Sounds Jetsony enough. Whatever it is, I really like the "sculpture."ReplyDelete