They don’t know when they’ll find another job so the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on the latest gadgets will have to be left at just that, a thought.
Some may have used their credit cards to buy a few gifts for their children and they’ll brace themselves for the credit card statement next month.
Then there are the lucky few, the ones that have just landed a new job but they have to use their paychecks to play catch up on their over due bills.
They may not have a lot of gifts under the tree but they do have the comfort of knowing that after Christmas they will have a job to come back to.
News reports are showing people flocking to the malls as well as specialty stores as if they don't have a care in the world. It's as if money is no object. Should we believe what we see or is it the media trying to make the American public feel better ? I think it's 50/50.
Merry Christmas to everyone, including your families and I hope today will bring you joy and happiness!