Good morning, West Hartford! Today is Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. There are 345 days left in the year.
You’ve noted my complaints of the Candy-Industrial Complex, which has led candy companies in conjunction with retail stores to put confections out on display well over a month before is necessary. Halloween candy is out in August. Christmas candy is displayed the day after Halloween. Valentine’s Day candy is out on Jan. 2.
It’s a vicious cycle.
But the worst example that I’ve seen so far of the Candy-Industrial Complex was at a recent box store that had Easter candy out before Valentine’s Day.
What came first: Valentine’s Day or the Cadbury Creme Egg? In this case, it’s the Egg.
Not cool. Not cool at all.
Kids, there is a natural order to things. It’s one thing to display candy too soon. It’s another thing entirely when one holiday’s candy steps on the toes of another holiday.
In protest, I only bought three Cadbury Creme Eggs for my wife.
Just as an aside, what is up with that? My wife is nuts about buying healthy food and frets endlessly about the kinds of chemicals we expose ourselves to in the household. But she has no problem chowing down on Cadbury Creme Eggs. Do you know what’s in a Cadbury Creme Egg? Me neither, but I’m certain creme isn’t in the equation.
Here’s five things going on in the week ahead:
1. The town of West Hartford is hosting the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday at Town Hall at 10 a.m.
2. The West Hartford Board of Education meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.
3. The Town Plan and Zoning Commission meets Wednesday at 6 p.m.
4. West Hartford Business After Hours at Shish Lounge on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.5. Tavern Night at the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society on Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m.West Hartford Historical Society on Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m.