Wednesday, November 21, 2012

And the Holiday Madness Begins

November 21, 2012
Nope, not talking about shopping this time.

I wanted some salted, roasted peanuts for some cookies I was going to make, but the peanuts we got, although they didn’t say unsalted, like the unsalted ones do, had virtually no salt on them. Oh, well, I thought, they’ll make a nice, healthy snack.

And they probably would have, if I hadn’t decided to use up some leftover almond bark by coating the peanuts with it.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Spirit of Cooperation

November 19, 2012

Dear Retailers:

If you agree to let your employees have the entire Thanksgiving holiday with their families, we the consumers will agree to flock to your stores at whatever hour you open on Black Friday—even as late as (gasp!) 8 a.m. to snag the deals we just can’t live without.

I know you say that you’re opening earlier and earlier because the consumers want it; but we know you’re doing it to get the jump on the other guy. It has nothing to do with what the consumers want.

So show a little compassion. We’ll still buy your wares—we promise.