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Friday, 23 November 2012


Buying something "cheap," whether wanted or not, gives one a feeling of satisfaction. One also always has in the back of his mind, that the item will make an excellent Christmas Gift!

Bah! Too high-falutin. I prefer Miss Piggy's simple wisdom.

- "You have to be going to a pretty awful place if getting there is half the fun."

- "Never wash your hair with anything you'd hesitate to eat or drink."

- "The early bird gets the worm...which is what he deserves."

And last but not least:

- "Never eat more than you can lift."

Source: MissPiggyFans.com

"Never spend your money before you have it"

Didn't Jefferson die deeply in debt ?

Many retail analysts and a number of retail trade associations believe that Black Friday sales do not increase sales volume at all but merely spread that sales volume over a longer period of time. Read the Time magazine article on the same subject in the 11/23/12 issue.

It is a relatively obscure fact of history, but british publicist L. O. Yewlott wrote "The 12 Nikons of Conduct in Life" roughly at the same time Jefferson wrote his 12 Canons. Fortunately the two men never met, otherwise there'd have been a dull argument.
Jes' kidding. Thanks for another informative and interesting post.

Your thoughtful post, Mike, provides a welcome balm after viewing the photographs of Black Friday shoppers on The New York Times this morning. Thank you.

Thank you for this post, Mike.


"Take things always by their smooth handle."

I like that one.

And to Ken Tanaka: "Never wash your hair with anything you'd hesitate to eat or drink," is some of the wisest advice I've heard in a long while.

Thanks for the great post, Mike. Happy self-improvement day. We could call it "Sage Friday." I like it much better than the alternative that's currently in vogue.

Or as William Morris said:

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Cuts down on clutter, that's for sure!

What an excellent and thought provoking post. I only wish I'd lived by even a little of it. I'd have saved a few dollars by now.

Are you still bemoaning the view camera!

And in Australia, we live on in blissful ignorance of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. They play no part in our lives and we are not poorer for it.

The true meaning had already been abandoned when people started thinking of it as the Christmas holiday.

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