The Thanksgiving Day weekend shopping numbers are in and it doesn’t look pretty. Retailers were hoping to see bigger profits during Black Friday weekend. But it looks like retail malaise draped its Made In China fleece blanket on America, smothering her with coupons on top of coupons. Sales are down 11% from last year.
What can be done about this? It seems like the economic landscape remains grim, with shoppers waiting for last minute deals then pouncing. Reminds me of how an emaciated, aged, one-eyed cat leaps into the arms of an adoptive family at the local shelter.
Lower gas prices will not be our salvo. Politicians proudly tout the savings which will help debt ridden shoppers save an extra whopping $400 a year. Whoot! Whoot! What shall we do with all that extra cash?
I devised a CHRISTMAS WISH LIST poll to determine what satiates Americans’ desires and keeps them elated for the time it takes to text. I am confident I have listed items to entice every age group and demographic. Once the poll ends in the coming week, I will email all earmark salivating members of the Congress so they understand the psyche of most Americans.
GO AHEAD READERS. CHECK OFF YOUR FAVORITE ITEM FROM THIS POLL.
I have also included a few gift ideas and affordable items for you to purchase for both sexes.
Don’t forget America. Shop, baby, shop. Our economy is depending on you.
Witness my excitement when I shopped Netaporter.com’s 50% SALE. The loudness of my voice is like a thunder clap, so don’t be alarmed. Notice my matted hair, but at least it is topped off with a tiara. Don’t forget to keep beer on hand to make you loosey goosey.