Coach driver wishes commuters “Merry Xmas” – in September

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COACH drivers are not normally noted for their cheerfulness but it seems one is already getting in the Christmas spirit.

An amazed commuter posted a picture of a coach in Fife with “Merry Xmas” on its electronic display at the back.

Despite it only being mid-September, with 97 “sleeps” until Christmas, the Moffat & William coach driver was eager to get the people of Glenrothes in the mood early.

Mike Macdonald was a passenger in a car on his way to work when he spotted the premature sign and took the snap.

The 33-year-old from nearby Cowdenbeath posted the photo to Twitter with the caption: “Haud the bus! Seen this morning in Glenrothes. Moffat & Williamson starting the festivities early this year.”

Speaking today (mon), he said: “I was shocked. I’ve not even had my summer holiday yet and I’m being reminded it’s nearly Christmas.”

A spokesman for Moffat & Williamson did not seem to be in the Christmas mood, however.
“It will just be driver error,” he said. “Someone will just have pressed the wrong button.”

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This is the latest instance of companies being slammed for getting in the Christmas spirit too soon.

Earlier this month there was outrage as a Co-op store in Stockbridge began stocking Christmas selection boxes, prompting Reddit user ShetlandJames to say: ““Stockbridge Co-Op can get tae f***.”

Christmas selection boxes were on offer in an Edinburgh Co-op in early September

Last month Selfridges hit the headlines after announcing the opening of their Christmas Shop 147 days before the festive season begins.

A Santa Claus opened the stores annual festive shop, making it the first department store in the world to open a dedicated Christmas department in July.

 
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