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Saturday, July 29, 2006

What i saw today

Posted By on Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 4:27 PM

I saw this, from Caleb Daniloff's blog (What i saw today):

Strolled the Church Street marketplace during lunch. The annual summersidewalk sale was under way. The crowds were thick under the whitetents, hands rifling through clothes-racks, shopping bags hanging fromelbows. I picked up one dress shirt, just to see what a $185button-down felt like. It felt like protection from the embarassment ofshowing up in the same shirt as a lower-paid co-worker. Lots of merch,lots of money changing hands, lots of 50-percent-off signs. For somereason, this was a newsworthy event. I spotted several TV crews and alocal columnist, eyes and cameras trained on all the swooning consumersexcept for those of us seeking out the 50-percent-off health-insurancetable, half-off fuels stand and drastically reduced war-casualtiescounter.

This is a post from Wed, July 26. I saw the same sale, and had some of the same thoughts this morning.

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Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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