I can never let Black Friday go by without saying something…so here is a repost of a piece I wrote a year ago! Enjoy a Friday at home today!
Originally posted on Communicating.Across.Boundaries :
For those who live in the United States, it’s that time of the year again — that time where one day we gather, thankful for all that has been given us, basking in the warmth of family, friends, and food. And the next, we beat down our fellow-man, mobbing our way into stores to earnestly shop for that which we don’t need.
For those from other parts of the world, the day after Thanksgiving is called ‘Black Friday’. It’s a day that begins the night of Thanksgiving as employees are called away from their celebrations to ready themselves and their stores for the onslaught of shoppers. These shoppers will begin their quest for more material goods right when Cinderella loses her shoe and turns back into a scullery maid – the stroke of midnight.
I’m harsh. Yes – I think ‘Black Friday’ deserves harsh. I don’t think there is…
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