I’m immune to marketing and promotions right? Every day I exit Penn Station and get bombarded with offers of of FREE newspapers, samples of breath mints, a coupon for a health club, FREE this, sample that. Never once do I stop. I’m a New Yorker and smarter than that. But, for some reason the JC Penney display caught my eye. Could it be a distant memory of following my Mom through a JC Penney in upstate New York when I was a young boy. Or, maybe it was curiosity. How could models stand behind cellophane without sweating or losing their dignity in 80 degree weather in front of one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs.
Never shying away from a challenge, I accepted the advances of the clipboard carrying JC Penney representative to guess what the cost was for the man’s tie and women’s pants. Funny, I missed the tie by about $15 bucks, and guessed the women’s pants within $1 dollar. Lets not read into that too much. 5 minutes I will never get back for a red JC Penney bag with lip gloss and a women’s fitted t-shirt . I guess I’m not JC Penney’s target audience?