Getting Dressed Up for the Holidays

Joe was an easy-going guy who spent much of his free time at the gym or on the golf course.  Today he had returned home from his gym workout to fix a late breakfast when his doorbell rang.  A delivery truck sat out front, its driver was wheeling a cart towards the front door.  Joe signed the forms and thanked the driver, then he brought the packages indoors out of the cold.  He called his office to let them know he’d be arriving late; he had some business at home that required his immediate attention.  Then he began opening the boxes like a child opening presents beneath a Christmas tree.

These were the things Joe had looked forward to receiving.  Not holiday gifts, but items that would make him a holiday gift to his friends and companions.  This year Joe had finally decided it was time he looked like a businessman and professional.  So he’d taken the leap; he went and ordered a complete set of footwear from Bloomingdale’s.  In the boxes delivered that morning were some Strand dress Oxford shoes, a pair of penny loafers, ankle boots and some new suede Chelsea boots.  He’d carefully picked out each pair from Bloomingdale’s men’s shoe catalogue, specified the color for each and the appropriate size.   Naturally he had taken advantage of the Groupon coupon that offered up to 50{86fcd1e15d4a7368cce137dd360451c60817098b19a0a2a9c314ca7c951ae15a} off on purchases of designer men’s and women’s shoes.  And naturally he took advantage of their free shipping offer for men’s holiday gifts, since this new footwear would certainly be his gifts to himself this holiday season.

But Joe hadn’t limited his holiday celebration exclusively to footwear.  He was eagerly awaiting the other delivery from Bloomingdale’s; it would contain the new wardrobe and accessories he’d bought for this season.  He’d picked out a classic pinstripe suit with shirt and accessories to match.  These he purchased with the Groupon promo code that got him 25{86fcd1e15d4a7368cce137dd360451c60817098b19a0a2a9c314ca7c951ae15a} off on any Bloomingdale’s purchase.  Pairing them with his new shoes and coat would produce the perfect outfit to wear when he attended the holiday events and parties that would take place over the coming month.  Now he’d look like the real classy man-about-town.  He acquired this new wardrobe and appearance by relying upon his computer, his friends at Bloomingdale’s and his Groupon coupons.  Joe was now eagerly looking forward to the coming holiday season.