We’re off to do a bit of shopping today. Not post-Christmas sales shopping but just normal shopping. The problem is we know that the shops will be heaving with people all desperate to get a “bargain” in the sales.
Apart from having no cash anyway I’m pretty much of the opinion that sales are a waste of time as retailers constantly discount throughout the year in a way that makes sales meaningless. The fact that VAT is soon going to increase by 2.5% seems to be fuelling some people’s enthusiasm for sales at the moment – unless you’re buying a big ticket items that’s completely meaningless.
So the result is that we’ll be going out to stock up of basic stuff and will have to fight our way through the heaving throng of bodies. Joy.