Friday, November 23, 2018

Thought for Black Friday

There has been so much hype, so many in-yo'-face ads on TV, on the net, in flyers, mention of record breaking crowds,  door buster specials,--and hard on the heels of that folks with a private and scary axe to grind taking it out on stores in general,  what if they threw a Black Friday

and everyone stayed home..."we'll go tomorrow once the crowds clear out..."


  1. I wasn’t going to shop yesterday, but I found a $20 reward coupon and had to use it. I left at 9:30 AM and returned at 11. Half an hour of that time was spent in the check out lane. That was enough for me.

    1. When I was a kid my mother and I would journey to Boston to Filene's markdown days, usually on Saturday.
      It was bedlam, you taped your purse to your body, and threw modesty out the window. There were no dressing rooms, and if two of you touched the same dress, the stronger won.
      This is what Black Friday reminds me of.

      I guess you have to weigh the $20 coupon against the feeding frenzy at the store.

      I'm glad you lived through it. =)

  2. I think it's not quite caught on here yet. There were some local photos in the news and there were very few shoppers!

    1. Shhhh don't encourage it. I think it's one of the most vicious greed days we've ever invented, and as the saying goes, 'there's bound to be tears..."

      I never quite caught on to the greed/need thing, and find that if I wait until after christmas they all mark the stuff down anyway. So why rush?