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An MNB reader sent along this commercial for Aldi that, he said, had a big impact on the retailer's sales in Germany.

The dialogue is in German, but it isn't hard to figure out what is going on - we can see in people's faces the universal language for dysfunctional relationship between a father and son, made worse by the fact that the wife/mother has passed away.  The dialogue apparently makes clear that much of this commercial takes place on Christmas…

As the MNB reader told me in the email, "Hats off to our retail workers and others who’ll be working through the Holidays so the rest can enjoy."