For most of the last two weeks our newspaper, as well as the inbox in my gmail account, has been loaded with sale flyers. Bargains galore at Boscov’s and Bon-Ton. Fantastic savings at WalMart and Target. Simply must-haves at Kohl’s and Sears. The great thing was that many of the stores would open around 5:00 Thanksgiving afternoon. I could pig out all afternoon and then walk it off in the stores in the evening.
Since we ha dinner at my brother’s in Reading on Thanksgiving I would be passing most of these stores on the way home. It would be easy enough to turn into one of the parking lots and hit the stores. I didn’t. instead we relaxed with a cup of tea when we got home.
Then there were all of the adds for the Black Friday Sales. Doors opening super early. Lines of people waiting outside for the doors to open, shopping list in hand. Unbelievable bargains. How could I not be there when the doors opened? I wasn’t. I chose sleep instead.
Of course we can’t forget about all of the cyber Monday sales. With all of the notices in my inbox I couldn’t forget about them even if I wanted to. I had to turn on my computer and hit every site so that I wouldn’t miss out on something I truly needed. I didn’t. Instead I went for my allergy shots and then Kathy and I went out for dinned.
I guess I just didn’t do my part to keep the economy flowing this weekend. Hopefully someone out there took up my slack.