Mommy Needs A New Pair Of Stimulus Shoes

Upgrade: Travel Better blogger Mark Ashley sends in this ad he spotted at the Oak Hollow Mall in High Point North Carolina, exhorting shoppers to use their stimulus payments in a selfish splurge on depreciating assets.

The sign reads, “It’s time for you to do your part to stimulate the economy. And there’s no better way to kick the economy up a notch than with a really great pair of pumps. Or a new flat screen TV. Or a fabulous bag. Or whatever you’ve been dying to get your hands on! So don’t delay. CELEBRATE THE STIMULUS. TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING SPECIAL TODAY!”

Mark says, “I enjoy how excessive consumerism is framed in patriotic terms.”