Shopping from A to Z

I went shopping……

Yes, I know, those words during the holidays should send shivers down the spine of any good Atlanta citizen. But, the good news is, I went shopping at Town Center – the hub of life for the Northwest Atlanta Territories.

Traffic Level = 6.5
Shopper Anger Level = 4.3
Great Deals Level = 3.3
Line Level = 7.8

I heard the initial revenue returns for stores, post-Thanksgiving to now, has been good but, not stellar. Being out and about tonight, I did see a number of Saturday night buyers with their credit cards in hand but, noticed they were not buying too many high ticket items. I hope they can and I hope they do. A positive cash flow is good for Metro Atlanta!

Another thing I noticed at some of the stores was the lack of ìextra holiday helpî. Perhaps itís not time for them to come onboard but, I can see no reason not to have them standing at the cash registers. Some of the big box stores did seem to have a few more check out lanes open but, the ìin lineî wait times still seemed long to me. Especially since the parking lots were not very full.

Oh well, I guess they are being careful with their direct labor costs. The associated problem is the lack of ìhelpî on the floor for customers, especially for computer shoppers. I didnít mind as I know the stores I shop better than the floor staff.

Hereís hoping the holiday season is great for the metro area! Iíll keep you posted as to my festive holiday expeditions.

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