Yesterday work was... odd, seeming more like a Sunday morning rather than a Monday. Financially we did really well last week, one of only 2 stores to hit their forecast. Some missed largely because of... well, probably online sales. The main focus for us now until Christmas is to condense. That's a word which will ring constantly. Condense. All the crap that didn't sell gets moved into smaller and smaller areas. Oh... and prices start to drop on it because it's... crap. If you thought you were getting a deal on it on Black Friday, wait 2 weeks.
Here in Central Pennsylvania we were all waiting for snow yesterday and... some received a dusting. I got nothing. Most of the white stuff fell on the mountain tops surrounding the Susquehanna Valley.
Now, I know there are some who will say "that's isn't a mountain." You're wrong. It's part of the Appalachian Mountain range, a very old and distinguished mountain range. Back when Europe was still anchored to our Eastern Seaboard, the Appalachians were higher than either the Rockies or the Alps. Now in their senior years, they deserve our respect. Besides, you ought to try riding a bicycle up one... then you'll know it's a mountain.
I saw where the Idiot Jerk in the White House is slapping new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina because... they're selling boatloads of soybeans to China. All of those boatloads our American framers used to sell? Well, the Chinese have found another source. This is what's called a Free Market Economy. Our American farmers are having an 'oh Shit!' moment. They believed they were the only ones in the world selling soybeans. And the fact that these tariffs might tighten the bonds between Brazil, Argentina and China totally eludes the Idiot Jerk in the White House. This is how you break America.
And new tariffs are threatened against France and the European Union. That's right. They passed new laws which will financially hurt American Tech Companies - the result, tariffs against them. The problem is that France and the EU are saying "bring it on, Asswipe." Ooops. This is the wrong reaction. They're supposed to cower and bow down at American Greed. Wrong. They're going to give us the finger. This is just one more example of how the Idiot Jerk in the White House is going to break America.
Oh, and this just in: The Idiot Jerk says it might be better to wait until after the 2020 to try and get a deal from China. Oh, Shit! And how many Americans went deeply into debt over Black Friday? This is how you break America.