Here at SFR, we're more accustomed to telling you what you should
do—go to the Tibet festival
; shut up and listen
to the music—rather than what you shouldn't. But because I'd want someone to warn me before I waded through 10,000 kids to pick up a prescription, the Weekend Avoider exhorts you: Stay away from Walmart and Office Depot. And not because they're not local.
Dying of curiosity yet? The reason is a three-day tax holiday on affordable back-to-school stuff.
From a press release the Guv's office just sent out:Nontaxable items include: clothing and footwear less than $100; school supplies such as pens and paper less than $15 that are typically used in a classroom setting; computers $1000 or less; as well as assorted computer equipment $500 or less. The price limits are for each item – not the total amount spent for all purchases.
The tax break starts tonight at midnight
and goes until midnight Sunday. Disclaimer:
The Weekend Avoider is directed toward people who abhor large crowds of other people and is not intended to discriminate against people with, say, screaming children.