Although the economy is doing poorly, and everyone seems to be crying “poormouth,” a term my mother would use, I didn’t see any of that today when I stopped at a very upscale shopping center in our town. Fig Garden Village is a quaint center with many national retailers and lots of expensive restaurants. I could not find a place to park. Not only were people shopping, but there were many who were enjoying company lunches and holiday gatherings with friends at the eateries.
I have lived in this neighborhood for almost 30 years, and the pace seems no different this year from past ones. People are shopping, buying, entertaining, eating, enjoying the season. I wonder if the media has made us feel that it’s bad all over when that is not the case.