“A Sucker Born Every Minute”

Another Saturday and another day closer to Christmas…..I shall do what I can in the garden after all it is cooler temps now and things grow slower than in Summer…..cool days and I spend a lot of time in the garden watching grass grow…LOL….I am retired so there is nothing to do but relax (that is until the “honey dos” arrive)…..

Some sad news to report…..George HW Bush has died at 94…….

Former President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, the AP reports. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10pm Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. The nation’s 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president. The elder Bush saw his popularity swell with the United States’ success in the Gulf War in 1991, only to watch it evaporate in a brief but deep recession. The Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton. Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, CIA director, and Ronald Reagan’s vice president. Only one other US president, John Adams, had a son who also became president

I was not a supporter back in the day…..but if it were today then I would be in his corner….may he Rest in Peace!

I always enjoy hearing how the consumer is duped because they do nothing to protect themselves that just dive head long into a thing and it bites them in the ass……

Read about one such “con”…..ever heard of Payless Shoes?

Shoe retailer Payless recently had a bit of fun at the expense of some fashion influencers in Santa Monica, Calif.

The retailer recently took over a former Armani store, stocked it with Payless merchandise, and then invited fashion influencers to attend a party celebrating the store’s opening. But there was a twist: they thought they were attending the store opening for a new high-end designer, Palessi, not looking at shoes from Payless.

Influencers who attended the party paid between $200 and $600 for Payless shoes that are traditionally priced between $20-40, and many of the guests commented on how their purchases were “sophisticated” or “made with high-quality materials.”

http://fortune.com/2018/11/28/payless-fake-luxury-store/

When I use to do the Flea Market scene I found the best way to sell something is to put a sign on it…NFS (Not For Sale) and people go batcrap crazy and feel they have to possess it because I did not want to sell it….it is almost a sickness….you would be surprised what people would pay for cheap crap.

“There is a sucker born every minute”……..

Time for me to go and enjoy…you do the same…..chuq

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9 thoughts on ““A Sucker Born Every Minute”

  1. I fail to see the connection between our past President’s death and cheap shoes.
    (I take it from the countless comments here from Pete that he doesn’t like much about America.)

  2. I voted for Bush in 92, but voted for Clinton in 96.

    I liked Bush until the Gulf war. Problems from the war we are still dealing with today.

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