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Archive for February 15, 2012

Pale Rider

Yes, it was the title of an old Clint Eastwood movie. Here it was so that the child could see over the crowd. One enterprising vendor walked around handing out these balloons. After the child had it in hand he would turn to the parent and say, “One dollar, please.” That is ingenious salesmanship. But if you’re a hardened New Yorker, “No thanks. Take it back,” which is exactly what the woman behind me did. No mercy.