I keep reading about how our slow economy in the first quarter was attributable to the harsh winter weather (it was damn harsh), which somehow kept consumer spending down. This I don’t understand. Aren’t there many malls indoors? In fact, most stores are indoors too. And, with so much commerce being done on internet sites, it would seem that people desiring to remain indoors and avoid the cold would naturally find themselves more, not less inclined to spend money in order to amuse themselves. Maybe ice cream sales would slow (I used to scoop ice cream in a Baskin Robbins, so I do know that is true. What a job that was, by the way!), but that’s about all that should slow in inclement weather.