With Christmas coming, consumer spending, and money being shelled out for things people might not need or even want, I was actually stopped still by this sign I saw in a retail store.
I mean, honestly, what retail store in its right mind encourages shoppers to spend less money?
Is it a trick?
Is it some kind of reverse psychology?
Are they trying to make shoppers think that all the stuff in their store is high quality, thus matching high standards?
Or do they really care about helping people save money?
Maybe they just don't want to process a lot of returns.
What do you think? Is it a store with a real heart? Or is it subtly messing with shopper's minds?
And Merry Christmas! This reminds me of the family tradition we adopted with our three youngest sons (since we didn't think of it with our three older ones.) We told them that Jesus got three gifts, and it's a celebration of Jesus's birthday, so each of them would get three gifts.
Wow. Simple, focused on the reason for the season, and no more counting gifts or tallying costs.
Now there's a sign I'd put up in my store!
"3 Gift Christmas. Happy birthday, Jesus."