No sillies. Not THAT end of the world. But if you believe the Macy’s ad insert from today’s newspaper it might as well be. Don’t get me wrong. I profoundly and most assuredly appreciate the Red Apple retailer and all its contributions to modern day society i.e., the Thanksgiving Day parade, Miracle on 34th Street, and that really good deal I got a few weeks ago on a gift for someone in the nest who shall remain nameless. But while I hold much deal-finding esteem for Macy’s, even Mama Finch believes the retailer may be letting their raking-in-as-much-as-possible-to-beat-the-competition desperation show a bit too much.
I suppose I really shouldn’t pick on Macy’s, as they are only doing what every other retailer does this time of year. They did their attention-grabbing job well as it was the big all-caps white block letters on the front of the insert that caught my just out of bed before coffee eye, “THE LAST ONE DAY SALE before Christmas”. IT’S PANIC, PANDEMONIUM, AND CHAOS IN THE STREETS! OH MY GOOD GOLLY GRACIOUS!! Hurry kids, grab the bottled water, canned goods, flashlights and the $7.99 plush cotton Martha Stewart bath towels and follow me to the basement fallout shelter. What? We don’t have a basement fallout shelter? Well then grab all the aforementioned items and follow me to the closest Macy’s. Oh, and while you are at it go ahead and grab the credit cards. We might as well shop while we are waiting.