Ok.. i didn't quite expect this today.. but the holiday shopping season is in full swing. I drove by a Toys R' Us store.. the parking lot was FULL! A block away, Wal Mart was nearly full. Lines in every checkout lane.
The local radio station today started playing Christmas music NONSTOP!.. they do that until Christmas day. So Christmas songs for the next 6 weeks!!
I predict this is going to be a record year for retail sales. mark my word, after everything is tallied up, stores will find themselves in the black. :)