published Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Phillips: Christmas salute to happy shoppers


by Ellen Phillips

’Tis the Saturday of Christmas

Throughout our fair town,

And consumers rejoice

For bargains they’ve found.



All were so cautious

To avoid any scam

You’re so very smart

To send crooks on the lam.



Product safety is urgent

You heeded advice,

Didn’t ignore those dangers

And perhaps saved your life.



The gaily wrapped presents

All under the tree

Bought with good sense

(Though none were free).



An outfit for mom

A new phone for dad,

Purchased on sale

With help from the ads.



Little Sue loves her doll

And the ring for her toe;

Thanks, dollar store deals,

For saving them dough.



Two gift cards for Sammy

And three for young Dick

Don’t take any chances,

Please spend them right quick.



As day turns to evening

Celebrations abound,

Congrats to consumers

All across town!



Ellen Phillips is a retired English teacher who has written two consumer-oriented books. Her Consumer Watch column appears on Saturdays in the Business section of the paper. E-mail her at consumerwatch@timesfreepress.com.

about Ellen Phillips...

Ellen Phillips is a retired English teacher who has written two consumer-oriented books. Her Consumer Watch column appears on Saturdays in the Business section of the paper. An expanded version is at www.timesfreepress.com under Local Business.

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