C – Minus Seven, and Counting

December 17, 2009 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

Seven days to Christmas. Tempus Fugit – Time Flies, especially when you’re in business.  Thank  heaven for web merchandising.  The skeptic in me has yielded.  I can either drive to the mall, in the cold, and the snow, stand in a line, trudge back home, wrap the item, deliver it to the person or the post office and collapse, or I can click a few times on my computer and avoid the cold and snow and lines and travel.  The item arrives on the recipient’s doorstep, and I get to sip hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Do I feel guilty?  Yes.  Click-to-buy seldom supports the small business owners who support our community and who are my friends and associates.  I give a lot of credit to the Vic Firth company, which manufactures drumsticks.  Their website lists a half dozen online merchants who carry their products, but also encourages customers to buy locally instead.  I took their recommendation, and have a special order pending with my local merchant.  I still got to sip hot chocolate  – I phoned in my order. 

We can’t always buy locally, even with special orders.  But every local purchase supports our friends, neighbors and community.  So may the remaining shopping days be temperate, may all items you want be in stock and on sale, and may we do what we can to make 2010 a good year for all!

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