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I miss the JANUARY sales

December 18, 2015

conradbrunstrom

scrooge and crachit

Here’s Scrooge addressing Bob Crachit on Christmas Eve…

“You’ll want all day to-morrow, I suppose?” said Scrooge.

“If quite convenient, sir.”

“It’s not convenient,” said Scrooge, “and it’s not fair.  If I was to stop half-a-crown for it, you’d think yourself ill-used, I’ll be bound?”

The clerk smiled faintly.

“And yet,” said Scrooge, “you don’t think me ill-used, when I pay a day’s wages for no work.”

The clerk observed that it was only once a year.

“A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin.  “But I suppose you must have the whole day.  Be here all the earlier next morning.”

Nowadays, from a shopping point of view – our Christmas has shrunk to Bob Crachit levels.  We shop until the last possible minute on Christmas Eve and then we barely allow ourselves Christmas Day off – barely…

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