Well it's all go here as we gear up towards Christmas and with the credit crunch forcing people to think closely about how they spend their money, we were thinking this would be a bumper time for Snide merchants throughout the country. But of course, providence always comes and trips you up and nicks your wallet when you're not looking (indeed that is why it is a tradition for the Nomark family to name their eldest daughter Providence) but this year our nemesis has arrived in the shape of "Good old Woolies".
You see the problem is that many people are now rushing down to Woolies and snatching reduced cost real toys, videos and computer games rather than coming to us for Snide products. What really gets my goat is that it is all so short-sighted. Woolies is going and that of course is sad, but Christmas is supposed to be a time for retailers to make big money to see them through the quiet period in the New Year and Snide is no different.
We rely on selling people cheap crud in large volumes at Christmas and if people go out of their way to buy non-snide gear then the harsh reality is that we will see Snide Merchants disappearing from our streets. Is that what you want? It's not even like Woolies needs the money, as I said before they are on their way out. So resist temptation and support your local Snide merchant. Even if it's a bottle of Snide Eau de Toilette (with real urine for authenticity) for the office secret Santa or a slightly dangerous, looks a bit like a TV character, toy for the annoying kid next door, a little Snide can make a big difference.
Oh and here's our Christmas advert for this year, I hope you like it. It features Nobby Nomark, Mickey's brother, who has been working hard this year developing new markets for Snide and therefore deserves a chance to move into the limelight.