At a time when 99% and 1% are feuding, this might not be the best time to make a big splash out of extravagant and wasteful wealth.
No matter, if you're Neiman Marcus, which unveiled its annual Christmas "catalog" today in Dallas.
John E. Koryl, president of Neiman Marcus Direct, tried to put a working class spin on the unveiling, pointing out half of the 600 items are under $250.
These are not among them:
His and her dancing fountains: When you spend $1 million on these, the store will done $10,000 to an organization that works to provide safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
For the job creator who has everything, this $20,000 weekend for two at a farm in upstate New York will help you plot your own garden. Too busy for a weekend. Just spend the day for only $9,500.
You and nine friends can jet -- of course it's a private jet -- to the International Flower Show. Cost: $420,000.
Apparently, this tent's interior is designed to look like the inside of the genie's bottle in the TV series, I Dream of Jeannie. Cost: $75,000.
"His and her dancing fountains: When you spend $1 million on these, the store will done $10,000 to an organization that works to provide safe drinking water to people in developing countries."
Gosh, I don't know. If I were a company that had that much money I would probably skip the fountain and just done[ate] the money. But then again, I wouldn't be a millionaire for very long. Oh well.
I wonder how many companies just donate outright, that is, no publicity and no strings attached like board membership or rights to first child born and such.