Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am writing this in advance of Black Friday, Black Thursday…or whatever it is called now. Personally I think a good name would be “Credit Card Day”….you think? So I have no amusing anecdotes to share about what those crazy shoppers did to the store, to the merchandise, or to each other, but I am sure there will be plenty to share at a later date. Just think about this, we are probably the only place on this planet, where one day we are giving thanks for what we already have, and then the next day we are trampling others for that big sales item. Interesting contrast don’t you agree? Speaking of madness, no more Twinkies or Wonder Bread! Say it isn’t so, Joe. Sadly it is true, and now there is a mad rush to make these items an Ebay sensation. What used to be a common supermarket staple is disappearing faster than snow in July, and are now going on Ebay for hundreds of dollars. Wonder Bread sponsored the Howdy Doody show which I watched religiously as a kid [yea..I know…I am older than dirt…grin], and some of you may remember the old slogan “Wonder Bread builds strong bodies in eight ways.” This was later upped to 12 ways [more vitamins]. I did not know this, but they were the first or one of the first to offer “sliced” bread. There was a lot of concern at the time that the bread would not stay fresh if it was sliced. Talk about crazy…80-plus year-old company and 18,000 jobs are soon to be only a memory, and though there is talk of another company buying them, it will just not be the same. Sigh!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.” Stanislaw
The shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand new business much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST DEALS. He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading LOWEST PRICES. The shopkeeper was panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of all over his own shop – it read... MAIN ENTRANCE.
Two employees are talking. One of them asks the other, “How long have you been working here?” The other one replies, “Since they threatened to fire me.”
That is the end of the trip down memory lane. As always be good, play safe, and remember if you get a few extra Twinkies that you can share, Max would be ever so grateful.
JR and Max