shopping

Door Busters, 12-day waits and shopping frenzy

There are people, even now, camped out waiting to buy big-screen televisions; they got in line 12 days early. The big-box stores are opening early for Black Friday this year, on Thanksgiving Thursday night to be exact. I wrote about this last week, and many of you told me on Facebook that you too promised not to participate. Don’t the store employees alone deserve our boycott? “Let them eat turkey!” should be our new cry.

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Shlumpadinkas and the Intimidating World of Retail

Recently I went to a foreign country, AKA a major-name clothing store. Okay no need to be coy; it was Lord & Taylor. I’m not a shopper (okay, I need to be kidnapped, blindfolded and led in wearing a straitjacket). But this time I did go under my own steam because I am wearing the same shirt every day, because L&T is near my house, and because there was a sale.

And people, this is a bizarre experience if you don’t do it regularly.

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