Archives for December 2014

Employee Benefits – Taking the ‘Holy Moly this shopping centre is busy’ out of Christmas

shutterstock_231386455Last weekend I found myself in a shopping centre. On a Saturday afternoon in December.

As I shuffled bewildered through the frantically packed mall, people bumping into me, children screaming, Mariah Carey’s latest Christmas track warbling, I kept my mantra going over and over in my head so that I would stay on track: “A tennis racquet. You need a tennis racquet. Just go get it, and then you can leave.”

I ended up leaving with shampoo and conditioner because I got so overwhelmed. I panicked and in my fragile and vulnerable state was easily manipulated by a flashy red sticker offering me a two-for-one pack. No tennis racquets were purchased – or even sighted.

There has got to be a better way.

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