Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This is actually a very good idea

Let's just all stay home on Black Friday!

(It will be better for your mental health, anyway.)


  1. I'm with you there. Black Friday deals are all spurious anyway, and people buy far more than they would if they weren't under the illusion that they were getting "great deals."

  2. I've never gone shopping the day after Thanksgiving, I rarely go out shopping to begin with, but always stay home Black Friday :^)

  3. I've learned that "Black Friday" got its name from retailers -- companies went from "in the red" to "in the black" after Thanksgiving ...

    I've posted a piece at my Pushing Fifty site about Black Friday ...

    What a bizarre juxtaposition the two holidays are -- Thursday: express gratitude ... Friday: get greedy ...

  4. I never bought stuff on black friday. I was always working that day delivering freight to various stores all day. There is definitely something wrong when a freight truck can't get to the loading docks at a k-fart at 5 am cus it's chocked full of cars blocking the loading bays. Blech.

    I'm soooooo thankful there is no t-day along with the subsequent consumer frenzy down here in Oz.

  5. Hi, folks. Thanks for commenting.

    Yup. I'm going to stay home and clean house today! :-)


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