For Everything There Is A (Budget) Season
I can remember from my earliest childhood being aware of different seasons. Beyond fall, winter, spring and summer (the favorite of every child), there were many others. The new television season—in black and white and on the three major networks, but that dates me—and baseball season (an Ohioan by birth, a Cincinnati Reds fan by choice). In high school there was marching band season (“This Friday night the marching band performance will again feature a pre- and post-football competition against a rival school”) followed by wrestling season, followed by girl season. As I grew up, I noticed the retailers had the Christmas shopping season, which has moved its start from Thanksgiving to just before Halloween. As a parent, I became aware of the back-to-school season with new clothes, now uniforms, and school supplies and textbooks. In the business world, the back-to-school season signals the start to another season... BUDGET SEASON.