For the benefit of new readers I’m reposting my annual March Madness message.
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 or Boxing Day. For weeks leading up to the big event and for the duration, I’ve been 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 bras and underwear and my favourite jeans. Surely all the big cosmetics companies would be having extra-special promotions with yummy new shades of lipstick in their give-aways.
Excitement turned to disappointment when my husband gently explained that the â€œreal meaningâ€ of March Madness was aboutÂ sportsâ€” 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.