“Black” Friday got it’s name from it’s accounting impact from holiday sales. It is said that if the numbers are “in the red” that they will be back “in the black” after the Friday after Thanksgiving. It has long been known as one of the busiest shopping days of the year but only in recent history, mostly due to the internet, has it been given such wide attention.
It has become a holiday in itself. It has a name. The pre-Christmas shopper’s holiday. You aren’t selling Christmas presents in December any more on TV to kids. You’re selling them in October and November to be bought the day after Thanksgiving. This is a shopper’s holiday.
I have ranted before (search ‘black Friday’) on the subject. I still feel the same way. Dishonest practices and mob mentality result in people getting upset, hurt, and sometimes killed.
I really want to love Christmas again. The older I get, the more I dislike the whole holiday season. So much money and so much misery for forced happiness.
I’m traveling because I have to see my family on the holidays. Yes, it does cost twice as much for no reason.
I want to buy a gift for this person. I don’t know why, I just do.
Just stop it. Love your family and friends and be nice to them always. I would bend over backwards to get a gift for somebody if they really wanted something but that never happens. And if it did, I’d try to talk them out of it first.
Do your fellow man a favor this year. Don’t do the black Friday thing. If you never have, great. If you have before, stop. Stores that are in the red won’t have black Friday sales anyway. Think about it.