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Economy Anomalies

Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:02 pm

With all the gloom & doom talk of the economy and the recession we're in, I continue to see things that make me scratch my head. For example, the other day I parked next to a VW Bug that was painted with dog paw-prints all over it and a sign that read "Chinese Acupuncture For Your Pet". I couldn't fathom who would spend money on such a "luxury" (if that in fact is the right word ~ sounds like hocus-pocus to me) in these difficult economic times. And today I walked by a shop that specialized in "gourmet" cupcakes; I never realized there was such a thing as a "gourmet" cupcake...

What economic anomalies have you seen?
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Re: Economy Anomalies

Postby olywaguy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:51 am

Guinness Fan wrote: And today I walked by a shop that specialized in "gourmet" cupcakes; I never realized there was such a thing as a "gourmet" cupcake...


You've obviously never seen Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. There are now a number of bakeries specializing in cupcakes alone.

Here is one from Seattle.
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Re: Economy Anomalies

Postby nimby » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:31 am

I used to go here all the time...The Queen Of Tarts. Mmmmm...

http://www.thequeenoftarts.ca/tarts.html


But yes, I know what you mean. The development of Bark & Fits, and the fact that luxury car sales have never been better. Remember, there is always $$ to be made in a crisis.
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