I read an article a couple of weeks ago about Black Friday prices, and discovered that those "blow-out" prices are in effect starting about two weeks before the day after Thanksgiving. Just think of all the gasoline, agony and grief you could save yourselves by doing some price-checking, and keeping up on things around the second two weeks in November!
I can think of NOTHING more senseless than camping out at the entrance to a store before Black Friday so you can be one of the first in line when the store opens. Don't these people have useful lives? Don't they have any intelligence at all? Don't they have anything better to do, like spending time with their families and children during this holiday? I heard one yahoo say that it has been a tradition to camp out with the same people for literally years. The guy looked to be around no more than 30 years old. WHERE IS HIS LIFE, FOR PETE'S SAKE?????
Does this look like FUN?????
Have we become so consumed with the best deals on goods that will quickly become obsolete and out of style that we can focus on nothing else except rising long before dawn and standing in line to spend money that can be better used for a really worthwhile endeavor in life?
Spend that time getting to better know your family and friends, people!! Those are the real gifts in life! Don't let yourself become so consumed with getting the best deal that you end up looking and feeling as brain-dead as those people who spend the day after Thanksgiving looking for bargains!
Actually, I think that I am preaching to the choir here, because I am pretty sure that my blogging friends have a lot more common sense than the people who buy into Black Friday.
AND I had another "B" topic for this week, which I chose not to use because it is just too depressing to talk about right now. If you know what it is, please comment so I know that we are all on the same page. Maybe I'll write about it another time, eh??
Now go over to Jenny's and read some HAPPY "B" words.
The Old Curmudgeon