Joe Doakes from Como Park sent this to me back around Christmas Eve – and I spent most of that intervening week either on the road or on my back with the flu. But while holidays come and go, the economy is always timely:
You can judge the state of the economy by how many businesses are open Christmas Eve.
In bad times, you can’t miss a single customer. You’re open for business, even if it’s only the owner and his wife staffing the store.
In good times, you can afford to take a day off and even pay your employees for no work. The store closes early, if it opens at all.
How’s the economy in your neighborhood?
Can’t speak for Christmas Eve – I was in North Dakota, where the rules are a little different – but I did notice I couldn’t find a place to grab a bite to eat anywhere on New Years Day.
Maybe there’s something to that…