You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. You can’t believe everything you hear and see on the idiot box. Sometimes a search for “truth” requires a combination of all of the above and Google too.
I just read something I’m having trouble digesting. I think it’s true. This particular thing I read said that American folks are sitting on…now read this slowly and don’t faint…$30 Billion in Gift Cards. Come on! Are you serious? Can you imagine the economic stimulus if we spend those damn things…like NOW.
Let’s do an April Fool’s Day spending prank. April 1st is on a Tuesday, just 10 days away. Let’s spend those damn Gift Cards people. Spend every last one on Tuesday April 1st. The economy will be totally mixed up. It will forever be knows as “Black Tuesday.” All this money…$30 Billion…raining down on local restaurants, Star Bucks, Amazon, Zappos, Target, Wal-Mart, beauty parlors, spas, tire stores (yes, they sell gift cards, too), movie theaters, Barnes & Noble, etc. Why should we keep holding on to these things? They are worthless until you cash them in. Do it!
Now I realize that Wednesday, April 2nd, will feel like a big let-down for all these retail places, but they will need some time to recuperate anyway.
While writing this, my wife reminded me we have an old gift card to Olive Garden…yuk…I hate Olive Garden. In this town of wonderful Italian restaurants, Olive Garden ranks about #15.
Ok, Ok, I see why many of you are in the same predicament. Let’s get over it. I’ll spend mine. You spend yours.
Join me for dozens of bread sticks on April 1st…no fooling. Our economy will love you.