Whatever happened to Layaway??
Had a 'huh' moment talking with DH about consumer behavior. I had a sudden flashback on the concept of 'buying on layaway'. Remember? You'd pick something out, make a down payment, pay it off bit by bit, week by week, until it was paid for. THEN you could have it and take it home. Everything was either cash or layaway. Unless you were a really flush regular customer, then the store would allow a 'credit' purchase - to be paid in full upon the bill arriving of course.
What a shift in consumer culture we have had!!!
Can you imagine offering layaway purchases to a young person these days? They would think it was nuts and go elsewhere.