Friday we held a wonderfully insane 50% off SALE day at our store. Folks took home whole isles full of things. They swept away great swathes of merchandise…stuff by the armful, by the basketful. There was a long line of shoppers waiting to check out almost from the moment we opened to the moment I was ready to leave.
Perhaps all the shoppers thought of was the bargains they were getting. Grabbing this shirt for Auntie Maria and this chair for Uncle Samuel saved them acres of cash. Some of them might have vaguely thought of the gift they were giving to others as they shopped. We are the American Cancer Society thrift store after all.
On CBS Sunday morning today, the talking heads suggested that we would never have to buy an item at full price again. Everything from now on would be on sale. Look at JCPenney’s. Their new “Fair Pricing” system lost the company over a billion dollars last year. They now have gone back to discounts and sales.
We stopped by the store on Saturday afternoon to let G see if there was something he would want. I looked for a divided bowl I could take to the evening’s party….black olives here and green olives there. We entered to find an amazingly empty store. I’ve never seen such emptiness. One man bought all the children’s things, and someone else bought all the big furniture on the right side of the store. I was astounded.
They even bought books.
Life is Really in the Footnotes:
- http://geeeee-zer.blogspot.com/>Himself Friday: Slept until three thirty. Saturday slept, museum, and home early. He stayed talking energetically at the party for only two hours. Today the mall to either switch phones or buyout his phone contract. Boss stopped paying.
- Herself: Too many sweets. Found out what happened to two of my friends…awful things without a happy ending in sight. Good time at party. Our tiny gathering is going to be a bust. Most folks had other plans. I’ll find another solution for next year. Energy, what energy. I'm the one who stands at the bottom of the stairs and stares...not moving. Today sunny, clear, and a warm 71 degrees F.
- Reading: Still nothings. Imagine being so busy that I don’t have time to read….don’t make time to read.
- Balance: Meditation.