It looks like the Rapture predictions were off again. Sure must be annoying for those who were counting on it. My advice is to recheck your calculations. Those decimal points and “carry the twos” can be a bit tricky for those of us who’ve been out of school for a few decades.
You might also check your assumptions and your bible. Matthew 24:36 would seem to preclude His having left loopholes, mathematical or not.
For most of the rest of us, this Saturday will be much like those previous. Some will be off to work, some will be working in the yard or the garden, some will be sitting at their computer reading this — for which I am always grateful, and some will head out shopping.
Those in the latter group might be particularly interested in the following story.
Rich splurging, others scrimping, report says
NEW YORK — High gas prices are driving a wider wedge between the wealthy and everybody else.
The rich are back to prerecession splurging: Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom customers are treating themselves to luxury items like $5,000 Hermes handbags and $700 Jimmy Choo shoes, and they’re paying full price.
At Target and Wal-Mart, shoppers are concentrating on groceries and skipping even little luxuries. BJ’s Wholesale Corp. said yesterday that its customers are buying more hamburger and chicken and less steak, and buying smaller packs to save money.
“The average shopper isn’t in the game, except for necessities,’’ said Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of retail leasing and marketing at Prudential Douglas Elliman. At the same time, among the rich, “Luxury products are selling like bread.’’
J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart, and home-improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos. all said they are noticing their customers are consolidating shopping trips to save money on gas as the average price hovers near $4 a gallon.
All I can say is “Way to go Team Obama. Those trillions you’ve saddled my kids with has done wonders for the economy.
You sure got America hoping for change. You sure got me hoping for change in 2012.
If you’re heading out to shop this weekend, which group will you be in, the splurgers or the scrimpers or somewhere in-between?