Tuesday, December 27, 2011

what's the rationale behind exchanges after the holidays?

I've been pondering why there is such a stir the week after Christmas with people and their mad dashes to the mall for exchanges.

Wrong color Incorrect size Duplicate Don't need. Won't use Too expensive Dislike Can't take home on the plane Already read Too fragile Defective Poorly made Not correct style Unconventional No reason whatsoever  Too plain  Cheap Lousy buttons No pockets Outdated 


Perhaps, it is a deeper issue than all of the above combined. Could it just be that there is such a let down after the holidays for some people? Their expectations revert back to childhood memories that they perceived as happy, although they might not have been in reality. A sadness settles in making the whole season a big disappointment.