Friday, 23 April 2010

Endless bleating


I was struck on a recent visit to two Asian cities how generic shopping in department stores around the world has become . I may as well have been in Adelaide as in Bangkok or Singapore.
I doubt that people visit Adelaide for the shopping experience of a lifetime, so, couldn't we have a public holiday for once without the big stores and their lackey bleating that millions of dollars will be lost because they can’t open?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peter Vaughan crying over public holidays yet again - 365 days of the year and 11 of them are public holidays (and that is including Christmas, Good Friday and new years day) we can also shop on Sundays now and we also have places like Glenelg and Harbour Town which can open on public holidays but apparently less then a dozen days a year are preventing millions of dollars flowing into the economy - I bet he doesn't work on public holidays, nor does he work over Christmas or Easter

stephen clark said...

what I don't get is that he seems to only promote the cause of the department stores

Anonymous said...

Probably because they are the only ones that can afford to join BusinessSA and our current retail/trading laws help keep a balance between the big stores and the small shops and attempt to stop the smaller shops from being pushed out but to people like Vaughan a small shop is competition to be crushed

stephen clark said...

indeed