Blog: Scientology Daily Digest: December 1, 2013 - 2013-12-02
We return to action following a Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Fortunately, the news from the world of Scientology watching was fairly light and fluffy, and easily digestible, unlike the gluttonous feast most of us in the US consumed.
Chez moi, the supermodels behaved themselves, and the fights that broke out at some of the emporia where the rural riff-raff shop (the camouflage fishing tackle department at the local Wal-Mart) were not in evidence at the Vera Wang dress shop at Bergdorf's or the Christian Louboutin shoe shop on upper Madison Avenue. Whatever the supermodels did, it didn't involve my credit cards and the drama quotient was low when Supermodel #1 and I returned from our vacation to my parental units' waterfront estate.
The other major American holiday of "Black Friday," an ode to materialism the way that Thanksgiving was an ode to gluttony, appeared to be pretty solid. We'll be interested to see who has a take on how the various retailers fared on the biggest shopping day of the year. Our biggest find: we checked with some sources in the retail electronics business and it appears that Apple may have underestimated demand, since a number of outlets we checked with were out of various iPads. Retailers seemed to have fewer units in stock than they wanted. But it appears that the folks at Samsung were anticipating this, as the stores we talked to had plenty of Samsung tablets in stock, and many frustrated consumers who walked in looking for an Apple product left with a Samsung unit instead. There are no Sony Playstation 4's to be found anywhere, and lots of begging and whining from parents desperate to get one.