From the Wall Street Journal comes the headline: “Retailers Expect Gloomy Holiday.”
Problem is, I have read the entire article—these kinds of stories seem to appear earlier and earlier every year—but I could find no mention of what “holiday” they meant.
There are some clues. The writer, Jennifer Saranow, more than twice mentioned “consumers” and wondered how much money these creatures will spend on “the holiday.” I am not sure what a “consumer” is, but it doesn’t sound good, in fact it sounds scary, which makes me think this “holiday” can’t be a joyful one.
I’d therefore guess the holiday was Halloween, an event filled with frightening creatures, but the article specifically mentioned “consumer” spending in the months of November and December, so that’s out.
Well, like I said, these articles appear with regularity once the weather turns cooler up here in the Northern Hemisphere, so I think we’ll see more of them, some of which might give us more hints about this mysterious “holiday.”