City Who Are These People?
posted by November 19 at 8:30 AMon
From Sunday’s Seattle TImes:
What’s the Christmas Gift Show? It’s for shoppers who consider shopping the day after Thanksgiving a late start.
It’s for hard-core Christmas shoppers who will pay the $14 entry fee to check out the 450 vendors selling jewelry, cosmetics, paintings, toys and holiday decorations. (Never mind that malls and department stores sit just two blocks away.)
What kind of person—besides a totally hard-core Christmas shopper—buys a $14 ticket to go shopping? What kind of psychosis prompts people to wait in long lines outside a convention center to buy those tickets to go shopping? And what were the people that bought those tickets buying inside the Convention Center? Scented candles. South Park Christmas ornaments. Knit scarves. Beef jerky. Crap—crap you can buy anywhere.