Monday, December 13, 2010

How's that?

I was shopping last Saturday and saw a big sign that read:
Only 14 more shopping days until Christmas!
Which I thought was rather ironic and funny, in a sad kind of way. I mean, how does one define "shopping day" in a culture where some (many, actually) stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? The old "Only ____ more shopping days till Christmas" thing hearkens back to the caveman era when stores were closed on Sundays. My heart goes out to the poorly paid folk who have to work the 3:00 a.m. shift at Walmart.

1 comment:

  1. And it holds even less meaning for those of us who are trying to pay off credit cards so they can retire debt free and so have NO money left over to do any Christmas shopping with!!