Monday, December 30, 2013

Santa has left the building

Back to the North Pole
London, ON
December 2013
Thought I'd take one last kick at Thematic's shopping theme - head here if you still want to share yours - with a mournful peek into Santa's now-shuttered village at the local mall, Masonville Place.

We had some errands to run the other day, and couldn't believe how packed the place was. Did everyone come back to return their gifts? Did they have nowhere else to go? Were they getting in line early for the Boxing Day bargains?

Whatever drew them here, I found the empty village to be a little more than sad. It made me wonder if all of this consumer-driven mania for stuff was worth it. And if anyone would bother to reflect on any of it before diving back into the retail fray next year.

Probably not.

One more thing: Thematic returns tonight - 7:00 p.m. Eastern - with its new theme, favorite photos of the year. What's on your memory card? And do you have it in you to share it?

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Rudolph with your nose so bright...