Thursday, November 24, 2005

Shopping in the US

Today's Boston Herald features an article (now part of an annual ritual) about shoppers from Ireland descending on the big stores and shopping malls looking for Christmas presents. Another part of the ritual is the warning from the Irish authorities that such shoppers could be prosecuted if they exceed the €175 limit on purchases.

The other day I heard someone on the radio - not sure who it was - mention that Macy's was offering an 11% discount to all shoppers with an Irish passport. If true, I wonder how they'd distinguish between those who had flown in to shop and those who flew in years ago to take up jobs in the city?