So I went by Walmart yesterday, and at first my heart lurched. Oh, Lord – 90% full parking lot? WTF – is it going to be a huge market after all?
Nope. Saturday was the day after payday (end of month payday). My wife asked me why I went to the crazy place – she never goes the first Saturday of the month if she can avoid it.
Today bore her statement out. Sunday – another normally busy day here – was less than half full in the parking lot. And the mall was only about a third full.
It’s at best going to be “about the same as last year”, and I still project it being worse.