Happy Holidaze! November 28, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Less IS More, Poetry.
The call of the mall
lures us to traffic jams. Cheer
fades as tempers flare.
Red ribbons flying.
Sales set records. Merchants grin
at crowded check-outs.
Street corner Santas
ring bells & flash Grinchy smiles.
Shoppers hurry home.
Boxes stacked, bags stashed.
“Bargain loot” labeled and tagged.
Aah . . . that’s better!
A few days ago, I looked at an on-line product selling for $6.29. To get free shipping, I needed to place a $50 order.
I opted to wait.
The next day, the store advertised 30% off EVERYTHING and free shipping with a $30 order. I went back to the item that had been selling for $6.29.
It’s new price? $8.99 . . . or $6.29 after the 30% discount!
I opted to unsubscribe from that store’s marketing manipulation.