Thursday, November 27, 2008

Here it comes

If you have been put off by the antics of retailers past, you ain't seen nothin' yet. With the economy firmly high-centered on the transmission housing, the retail community (including their hack advertising agencies) will be using every trick in the book (and then some) to extend this Holiday shopping season well past 12 days. Matter of fact, that low rumble I hear in the distance............truckloads of Chinese crap.

I am as much to blame as anyone. I buy cheap shit at Wal-Mart. I am building Phase 29 from materials put on my Home Depot credit card, and today I drove my Ford Exploder to the gym. I sometimes wonder how low we must sink before we bottom out and then start make some wholesale changes. Starts with attitude, no? So how do I tell my six year old nephew that his Christmas present this year will be the 2008 equivalent of a lump of coal?

Maybe we can pool resources and come up with a plan. Somebody, somewhere must have one. Dr. Seuss where are you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Give your nephew the gift of giving. For a $20 donation to heifer international, you can provide something like a flock of chicks, which "can help families from Cameroon to the Caribbean add nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to their inadequate diets.The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child. Protein-packed eggs from even a single chicken can make a life-saving difference." Then wrap up a stuffed animal chick, or put a bunch of small toys in an egg carton for your nephew to unwrap on X-mas day. Tell him the story.
In this way, he can become more aware of the global community, and our ability to have a positive impact on it.