A local Baby Boomer has expressed her dismay at the arrival of Christmas stock at the supermarket in the first week of September. And while younger generations are usually quick to challenge Karen Lalor’s assertations, they’ve actually joined her in chorus on this particular issue.

Lalor was doing her weekly shop this afternoon when she did an aggressive double take at the shelves stocked with Christmas-themed food. She was so dismayed by the sight that she typed an angry Facebook post into her personal computer after she had returned home and unpacked her groceries.

The comments section of her post lit up with family and friends of all ages joining in on their surprise at the arrival time of such food items. When contacted by The Watsonia Bugle about the issue, Lalor’s 27-year-old nephew Bryce said, “I don’t usually agree with Aunty Karen on the opinions she shares through her prolific social media presence, but I’m with her on this one. The footy finals haven’t even started. This is too much.”

Meanwhile, Lalor’s husband Pete was able to see the funny side of the situation, mischievously commenting on the Facebook post with, “Well, did you bring one of those puddings home with you? They look alright. What about the mince pies. I love those little things.”

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