I couldn’t help but chuckle as I read an article among many ones available which all came to the conclusion the American consumer failed to meet the revenue expectations of major retailers across the country this past weekend.
What is wrong with you all?
Why didn’t you all drain every penny, nickel and dime recovered from your bank accounts, available credit limits as well as whatever’s underneath your couch pillows and feed it to their registers? Were the prices still too high? Surely there is some gadget, article of clothing or electronic item that could be yours to give this Christmas (never mind the word Christ in there) only to be forgotten about 365 days from now so you can also fulfill the retailer’s sales goals again next year.
I bet you all sort of took the moral high road by sitting at home with your families and spending quality time the loved ones they weren’t able to force to work either on Thanksgiving Eve, Black Friday or both.
Perhaps some of you have gotten off of the wheel of perpetual degradation into poverty through the temporary satisfaction and instant gratification that modern day materialism brings. In short: maybe we, the American consumer is starting to become more fiscally responsible. In shorter: maybe we all realize we have enough crap. In shortest: maybe we’re growing up.
Here’s to having a quality holiday season. Cheers!