Even though I only subscribe to the Miami Herald’s Sunday edition, there was a huge wrapped bundle of newspaper on my lawn Thanksgiving morning. (Apparently, this was a special holiday “gift” to Sunday-only subscribers.) I unwrapped it to find a slim stack of newspaper folded around hundreds of pages of advertising from every store imaginable, designed to incite me into the annual mad Christmas shopping frenzy.
Sorry, but I just don’t get excited by the bright red SALE fliers we will be inundated with weekly from now until the last Sunday before Christmas. In fact, the come-ons seem just as pathetic to me (more…)