I had the day off.
Each holiday season I like to take a random day off in December to go shopping. You have to admit, it is a pretty logical thing to do. I mean, why deal with the crowds in malls on the weekends when you can have the stores to yourself and park in a place that isn't what my friends and I called in high school "rape-o land".
Turns out, that wasn't the case today as every single place I went was packed. At 1:15 in the afternoon. On a Tuesday.
Okay, so maybe your mind went to the first place mine did. "There are a lot of people out of work, so I guess they have the time to go out shopping when the rest of the world is trapped in a cubicle."
Um, but if they are out of work, how do they have the money to go shopping?
So my mind went to "Perhaps they are just picking up one or two presents and keeping it simple."
Um, but if they were keeping it simple, why were people walking out of Best Buy with carts of electronics, bags emblazoned with designers like Coach and Burberry at the mall, and trunks full of brightly colored toys from that damn giraffe?
Because the bad economy is a myth.
I am sure there are people out there having to tighten their belts (hell, I am one of them) because the future seems uncertain, but come on. There is no way things can be bad when I can't find a parking spot in front of Crate & Barrel. (No one NEEDS anything from a Crate & Barrel. A person can find a version of everything they sell for much less money at say, Target.)
So sorry news media, government stooges, and those who cry poor, I ain't buying it anymore. Or at least I am a nonbeliever until I see some free parking spots.
~ The Office Scribe