November 27th – Sales

Yesterday was Black Friday, the annual day for consumer sales in the USA, and to a lesser degree in Canada.      Although I am not a shopper, I thought this would be a good time to find and share a few ‘words of wisdom’ on the attractions and detractions of shopping.

“For some, shopping is an art; for others it’s a sport.”   –  Pamela Klaffke

“The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.”  –  Marcelene Cox   (One of the first things I did with Dan, twenty some years ago,  was  grocery shopping for my three teenagers and myself.  The first time, I spent two hundred and fifty dollars.   Two weeks later, I spent three hundred dollars.    Dan has been doing the bulk of our shopping ever since.  🙄)

“Ever notice there are no clocks in stores?  It’s like casinos; they don’t want you to know how much time you’ve spent dropping your quarters.”   –  Gina Barreca 

“Sometimes I get road rage just pushing a shopping cart in a supermarket.” – Unknown  (I don’t know who wrote it but I have seen the people who do it.  Just one of the reasons I avoid shopping.)

“Once again we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”  –   Dave Barry

“Those who hate shopping, don’t know how to shop.”  – Unknown  (I used to go shopping with my grandchildren – a lot.    When Maddy was two, she knew how to shop.  I set her down at Walmart one day.  She ran the entire length of the store, pigtails flying, flapping her arms, and  “cock-a-doodle- dooing”.  🤦‍♀️

“Online shopping gives me a reason to live for another 3-5 business days.”  –  Unknown (but hilarious)

Cool Christmas display 🤗

That’s it for today!  Take care and have a great day! 💞


22 thoughts on “November 27th – Sales

  1. I haven’t shopped for Christmas in a very long time, no crowded stores and fighting for “things”. Instead, I use gift cards which every family member can use as they wish. Simple!

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  2. I used to enjoy mall or antique shopping, but never when it’s busy, not as much anymore. (We don’t need anything or have the room ) We need groceries (and I dearly LOVE to grocery shop). Some of your quotes were great and there’s not much about Dave Barry that I don’t adore. (He has the same humor as our mutual funny lady, Erma Bombeck). Nice post Anne Marie…

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  3. I used to go shopping with my daughter (and her kids) every Saturday. We started going shopping and then going for a quick lunch. Then we had longer lunches. Then we added an excursion – walk around the park, sledding, swimming, or the like. We finally evolved to pretty much skipping the shopping altogether. 😏

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  4. I had never thought about “road rage” in the sense of shopping carts, but I know I’ve seen it! Loved that imagery! And I must not know how to shop, because I loathe it. (My son often comments, “My mom has absolutely no sense of style. She buys one shirt in seven colors like every five years.” Truth!😂)

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  5. I haven’t heard from anyone who enjoys shopping. My husband can shop for hours but, like you I loathe shopping. When I was alone with my kids, I had it down to a science. I could buy enough groceries to feed a houseful of teenagers in fifteen minutes flat. 😋

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  6. And generally buy something you really don’t need or want. 😊. At least our malls are relatively safe. I have a niece in Washington State. Every time I talk to her, there’s been another shooting in the local mall. She doesn’t go there for sure!

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