Are you really, really cheap and always have people calling you out for it? Does even the thought of spending your hard earned money turn knots in your stomach? Then we’ve got just the solution for you – welcome to the 2008 Recession!
Consumer spending for the 2008 holiday season is expected to be down across the nation. According to the article below, “The Boston Consulting Group says that half the households it surveyed are planning to reduce their Christmas spending”.
So, if you are generally cheap and are sick of having people calling you cheap and making fun of how cheap you are – good news, you have been upgraded to frugal. Now, everybody is watching their finances. If you don’t go out and buy luxurious gifts for everyone you know you’re not cheap this year, you’re spendthrift. If you decide not to join everybody for a holiday dinner at a nice restaurant the people who do go wont sit around saying how cheap you are, they will discuss how much the recession has hurt you. Full circle, ladies and gentelmen – cheapies everywhere could go from being outcasts to garnering sympathy! And they say this recession is hurting everyone.
Can you think of anyone else this story is good news for? If so, leave your thoughts in the comments below.