I was at El Corte Inglés Thursday afternoon. It's the largest department store group in Europe and Spain's only remaining department store chain. I was there because I felt like taking a walk and because I especially enjoy their Hipercor on the lower level. That's their chain of household and food products.
I wasn't concerned about the Black Friday sales and the hordes of shoppers those would bring the next day. But, when I arrived, the signs outside advertised Black Friday as, oddly, running from Thursday through Sunday at El Corte Inglés. Fortunately, no one seemed to care.
Anyway, there were some random racks and tables with 30 percent markdowns. Everything else was regular price. I'll stick to their standard winter and summer sales. And, from what I've heard from friends today, I will be avoiding the shops this weekend.
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|FROM THE TERRACE THURSDAY.|
|"THE CLOUDS ARE LIKE HEADLINES ON A NEW FRONTPAGE SKY."|
An old feeling for me: My body's at home and my heart's in the wind.