recession be damned

While in New York last week we noticed signs of recession, here and there. Less people in the shopping areas, a lot of sales, agressive campaigns in stores and malls, consumers looking twice before buying. But the lovely little store Rice to riches in Nolita, serving rice puddings in different flavors, had a nice sign on the door. A woman working selling puddings told us: “When we see people stop reading the signs we see small smiles in there faces… and of course, they slip inside and buy a pudding instead of that expensive shirt… “. Small luxuries that taste good is worth a lot in a world marked by depression…


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