More and More and Even More Stuff!

I’ll admit it.  Once upon a time, I enjoyed shopping.  I mean REALLY enjoyed shopping.  I liked to look at what was out there in the market place.  It was more an aesthetic experience than a consumer one.  Truthfully, I couldn’t afford to buy much, but I very much enjoyed looking.

Today, we’re hearing about the death of retail.  Personally, I think part of the problem is that it’s collapsing under its own weight.  There’s just too many un-nutritious calories to make it sustainable or interesting.  Big/more does not =better.

In recent decades retail stores got bigger and bigger while their staff of salespeople shrunk.  Malls got bigger and bigger, all carrying the same stuff, no matter what the location.  Monotonous. Continue reading “More and More and Even More Stuff!”