Start Your Christmas Shopping In August At This Colorado Pawn Shop

This sign spotted outside of a pawn shop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, raises all kinds of questions. Such as: now what for Christmas? Now hiring for Christmas? Now buying artificial conifers for Christmas? Now cleaning out our warehouses for Christmas? We need more clarification, EZ Pawn.

UPDATE: Apparently the word “layaway” was, at some point, on this sign, but wasn’t when Robin took this photograph. That makes more sense in concept, at least, but is still obnoxiously early for Christmas.

And, as tipster Robin muses, “Nothing says holiday cheer like Christmas shopping at a pawn shop in the middle of August!” Well, tough economic times call for new traditions.