Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Dozens, yea thousands, are in the malls and other stores as this article goes up on blogger. I am not one of them. I wish no one anything but the best, but the shopping mania known as "Black Friday" has zero appeal for me. May corporate America put their books in the "black". It is sincerely to be hoped. Yet, too, to be hoped, is that you don't put yourself into the red. Yet many of you will do so. I suppose that most people have to reach a "certain age" before grasping the rudiments of balance between things and relationships. Many never reach that point, and those of us who do, I suspect, are regarded as either weird or too old to be of any use to anyone.

Well, enjoy yourselves. Enjoy your things. Enjoy the juggling of the bills and the decision-making with regard to which things will enhance what relationships. For myself, I will enjoy the comfort and warmth of my home, probably read a bit, perhaps catch a few minutes of the madness via the tube, just so that I have a visual validation of my smug attitude toward the whole thing.


Anonymous said...

When I worked retail (in Vermont) I would jokingly ask for Black Friday off - the only day I hated more was Canadian Independence Day - it seems all of Quebec province would empty out and come south to shop...oh, yeah then there was the Canadian Thanksgiving - another big shopping weekend. Quebecois have got to be some of the cheapest, rudest people I have ever met! (and I'm from NYC)

Andrea said...


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I've been home too. Can't stand all the hype and crowds.

vanilla said...

Grace, rudeness, I fear is pandemic. In a large group of people from a nation noted for its bowing and scraping, I observed some of the most selfish and inconsiderate behavior I've ever seen.

Andrea, and also to you.

Shark, I suspect that those of us who stayed home had the more enjoyable experience!

Lin said...

Not going to be one of those fools, Vanilla. There is nothing that I need to fight for that can be found in the sale papers. I'll leave the madness for someone else, thanks. :)

vanilla said...

Lin, good for you. I just knew you knew better than that!