For those of you who are interested in how we’re doing in this recessionary atmosphere, take a little listen to this NPR piece.
It’s about Micah’s company, which was expecting to take a big hit this season but is doing surprisingly well. As a journalist, I wish they had gone into more depth on the strategies they are using to keep the money flowing in: what have they changed since last year? What kind of deals are they doing to lure people in? As the wife of the company designer, I wish they had talked about how the emails my husband and the rest of the creative team have been sending out make 2-3 times as much money as the ones sent out at this time last year and how they are so visually striking and fun that customers are actually commenting that they like to open the emails and see what new thing they are coming up with. And as a human being I wish they didn’t end the story on such a downer. It’s depressing to think that things could be even worse a year from now. Or maybe all three of those are the wife in me wanting my husband to get the recognition he deserves. But I suppose I should be content that he is still employed.