Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Sunday Shopping Too Far Away

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Sunday Shopping Too Far Away

Article excerpt

CALL me selfish. Call me anti-family, even the devil herself.

I don't care. I wanted Sunday trading and I'm not afraid to shout it from the shopping centre rooftops.

"I WANTED SUNDAY TRADING!"

There, I'm officially a bad person.

For all those who whinged longer and louder than I against it in this latest instalment of Mackay's seven-day trading debate, congratulations.

No, no, I mean it with all my black heart. All the spoils to the winner including Sundays with the family-because you can't possibly spend any time with them during the week; small business heaven ... no need for new rosters, creative opening hours or innovative ways of being more competitive; and brownie points with the Big Fella upstairs for not messing with the Sabbath.

I'm choking up. I don't know how other cities cope with Sunday trading - it must be an absolute debacle.

Of course we won't have to worry about that here in Sleepy Hollow because Sunday is for mowing the lawn, flying kites with the kids and baking cakes - ALL DAY. …

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