So one of the gifts I received, for Christmas, happens to be a gift card for Barnes & Noble. Mind you, we celebrated Christmas on... Christmas day (as opposed to Christmas Eve), which was the 25th day of December. Now, I'm pretty sure that is the correct day for Christmas because virtually every calendar I lay my hands on specifically delineates December 25th as being Christmas. Another confirming indicator, that December 25th is Christmas, was the heightened frenzy found at the local shopping malls, as belated shoppers frantically scampered about, attempting to get their Christmas presents before... Christmas day. Indeed, I also noticed that the anchor stores at the malls had special operating hours, all leading up to... Christmas day. And yet another indicator, that there is something special about December 25th, is the fact that no mail was delivered that day, nor were many businesses open. Hmmm...
So, imagine my surprise on December 26th (that would be, the day after Christmas), when I logged onto Barnes & Noble's website, only to find an After Holiday Sale.
Yep, no kidding.
So scared, are they, of offending what truly must be a minority of people, that they lack the fortitude to simply call a spade a spade. Like it or not, B&N, the holiday you ground your pre and post sales upon, is none other than - shudder! - Christmas.