Bargain Hunter Warning in Verse

Submitted by Douglas Wood May 14th, 2010
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Whoa– what a mean-spirited little retail rhyme this is! Apparently this verse and illustration are intended to curtail over-eager shoppers by insulting the behavior, appearance and age of pushy bargain hunters. I have no idea where this came from or how old it is– there’s nothing on the back, so it’s not from a magazine or calendar. And I’m not sure why there are two hearts in the top corners– this is hardly a “valentine” to lady shoppers.

One Response to “Bargain Hunter Warning in Verse”

  1. Allee Willis

    I agree it’s a tad cold hearted. Though other than the women’s eyes and the two who are poking through the merchandise it seems like the drawing would have been more aggressive to match the spirit of the text. That’s what’s most fascinating to me. From looking at it without reading it I don’t think you’d have any idea what the text was about to say.

    Because the hearts are there I’m thinking maybe this did come from a pack of old valentines that maybe had one valentine per type of woman.

    I don’t recall being so well dressed when I was out looking for bargains.