Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and it’s without a doubt the best holiday of the year. Yes I know travel is often difficult and retail employees sometimes have to give up part of their day but it’s still pretty much a stress free holiday. A day where family, friends, football, food & drink is the norm.
Friday of course is another matter. It marks the start of the “nasty shopper”season. People freak out, spend money they don’t have, get angry at store employees for things they have no control over and then get pissed when the charge card bills start arriving in January.
I worked retail for many years and there’s nothing more dreaded than this time of year. Store employees not only have to give up part of their Thanksgiving so you can stress them out early but they’re also asked to worked unreasonable hours for little extra compensation. They have no control over what’s in stock (they’re not ‘hiding’ merchandise in the stock room) and they know too that Amazon sells that item at a lesser price so there’s no need to remind them. In fact under their breath they’re saying “buy it from Amazon please and go home” .
So enjoy this one relaxing day and have one or two for me. You will have plenty of time to shop till you drop, max out your credit card and remember you can pay the minimum on those bills every month (plus interest) and then start all over the day after Thanksgiving next year.
Ho, ho, ho….
PS: It’s a pretty safe bet that uncle Charlie will ooh and ah over that shirt you buy him but will return it for a socket wrench set as soon as you leave.
Received the following from Dan Hamilton, my old detecting buddy from New Jersey, and thought it appropriate here. He started “Here is a heart warming story for you……….”
Since tomorrow is also Throwback Thursday here’s an oldie from 2014…
I know almost all of you use Google to research and find new places to detect. I am also guessing you pretty much do what I do and that is type in the name of my town, county or state and then add keywords like schools, churches, parks, history, etc.. Anyway let me suggest a few more words you might try. I can’t promise they will work for you but they have provided me with a lot of leads to work on. If and when you give them a try, have a thesaurus or synonym finder on hand and see what substitutes you might also throw in the mix.
A few sites I found when using the above words….
If by chance you strike out with the above enter the name of your town and try words like pub, bar, beer and wine….