Thought you’d enjoy this reposting of a piece from a year ago.
Please tell me Iâ€™m not the only person in the world who thought March Madness was about special annual retail salesâ€”like Black Friday. For weeks leading up to the big event and for the duration, I kept waiting for the flyers from my favourite retailers to arrive in my mailbox. With visions of bargain-priced sugar plums dancing in my head I couldnâ€™t wait to hit the mall to stock up on half-price underwear and my favourite jeans. Surely all the cosmetics companies would be having extra-special promotions with yummy shades of lipstick in their give-aways.
Excitement turned to disappointment when the media started talking sports in the same sentence as March Madness. My suspicions were confirmed when I asked my husband who gently explained that the â€œreal meaningâ€ of March Madness was the narrowing down of basketball teams competing for ranking in their respective cupsâ€”as in athletic. Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus but not in March.
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