There’s Christmas Creep, and then there’s a whole new phenomenon Groupon is introducing that would probably set Albert Einstein a-sputtering in disbelief. The thing is, there is one reality (for most of us), and in this plane of existence, it could be a different time or a different date, but it is most certainly July everywhere right now…. wait, right?
Consumerist reader Robert forwarded a deal email he received from Groupon today, July 18, that would appear to either have its tongue firmly in its cheek or is set on inventing a new reality by proclaiming that “It’s already December in some time zones.”
Holy crap, better get to holiday shopping, stat! What have I been doing for the last five months that I missed August, September, October, November and the first half of December?
While certainly not all countries and cultures have the same name for this month or heck, don’t even celebrate Christmas, the fact remains that if you look at NORAD’s Santa tracker, he is not traveling around the world anytime soon. Not for at least five months and six days. Because it is not December, not in any time zone on this planet. If it were, I would not be currently sweating my life away in this heat wave.
Nice try though, Groupon. At least I had a good laugh today.