Saturday, February 14, 2009

What do you call it when...

So, I was driving by Circuit City today, and there were big signs advertising their 50% off store closing sales. I had the following three thoughts in quick succession:

"Wow, 50% off, we could get some really good deals!"

"But we're broke."

"With all of these stores going out of business, there are a lot of good deals to be had right now, but we don't have the money to take advantage of them. This is a terrible time to be unemployed!"

And then I started laughing out loud. Because isn't that the definition of a recession?

1 comment:

Dan said...

I was in Circuit City the other day, and their deals suck. They don't have to worry about customer retention, so the liquidator jacked up the prices, then announced "sales", and people flock to it.