Long before students are made to return to the school grind, back-to-school sales populate every inch of the brick-and-mortar retail landscape. For some students, it's an intrusive reminder that their days of summer fun are decidedly numbered. For others, though, it's a welcome reminder that they'll soon have a new backpack full of fresh notebook paper, pencils, and binders to lug around on top of their dozen or so new outfits. For most, though, it's both at once. Naturally, the parents who fork over the cash are just thrilled to manage an emotional stratum that swings excitement to resentment.
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