The Pokeberry Quilt

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Black Friday

I hate that term, the media or whoever thinks of these things seems to think every day, every thing needs a label. When I was younger, the friday after Thanksgiving, was just that, the friday after Thanksgiving, a time to start thinking about decorating for Christmas, spend more time with visiting relatives, but there certainly wasn't this advertising frenzy, doors open at 5 am for sales. We are being lead by our pocketbooks to join each other at 5 am to save, to buy, to save and perhaps buy just a little more than we should.

"Black Friday", personally instead of it reflecting a financial term as in the black, making money, it reminds me of death and shouldn't be used to reflect prosperity.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:53 PM

    I feel the same way, I hate being manipulated, so I haven't shopped on the day after Thanksgiving for quite a few years. It's a great day to stay home and avoid all the traffic and insanity.

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  2. I recently heard the term for the first time, and I agree that it sounded like something dreadful and something I would want to avoid. Like a plague or something. I do like the big sales, and if I want something big that is really inexpensive - like a tv, I might get up early and get it. I didn't have any such urge this year, so I stayed home all day. Still haven't started doing any shopping.

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