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Mind you, we think fighting the crowds is borderline insane - but it's good for the economy, so more power to you! And now that we reflect on it, a $300 big screen TV would look good here in the office and it would be a business deduction. Hmm...
Damn another ethnic holiday to celebrate ....No thanks ......What?.....It's not?.....Oh....I see .....Never mind......
Ahh yes, Black Friday. Originating in Philadelphia and thusly named to reflect the massive amount of air pollution caused by the heavy vehicular traffic of people hoping to save $10 on an item recently marked up $15.
I live 7 miles out of town (Flagstaff) and plan on spending much of the day at least 15 miles from that circus show.
@REM1875- I'm surprised that football players aren't taking the knee over the use of the term "Black Friday."
@Geoff King- I'd LIKE to avoid the nuttiness associated with all the shopping, but will be driving in the thick of it to reach our family destination today for a re-scheduled Thanksgiving feast.
HAHA - shopping like it's nineteen ninety nine!
The original sign of Christmas was a manger. America has transformed it to $$. Yesterday our daughter-in-law told us that there were people camping in tents next to Best Buy in Green Bay. It wasn't exactly tank top weather here yesterday in NE WI. Like you said Geoff, the item was marked up $15 and then marked down $10. You gotta live in the best part of the nation.
I live in a little desert town in San Diego County which, thankfully, is two hours away from any major shopping outlet. They can have their crowds and traffic while I sit in my lovely home and contemplate what else I need to order online for Christmas gifts. Ahhhh, breathe that fresh air and listen to the quiet all around. Life is good.
We give thanks this year, and every year, that we're able to live in a nation (The U.S.A.) that so many other people in the world give thanks to.
We had about 20 of the kids, grand kids and great grand kids over. Everyone brought food and only took part of the leftovers home with them. Now wifey and I have enough food for the next seven years ... after I freeze dry, vacuum seal, and dehydrate it all, that is. Also have paper plates and plastic silverware for about 12 years. I better check the house and forest for leftover grand children too.
Getting ready to take leftovers from dinner #1 to Dinner #2 tonight, while picking up wine for dinner #3 tomorrow. Some days, it's exhausting to be so blessed...
YEARS ago I used to play 'Black Friday' and once scored a high-end ($200+) video card for ~$100, but almost got into a fight over it. SO not worth it, anymore.
Now, if I had a coffee truck / taco wagon, and could camp out selling coffee and breakfast products, there might be a fortune to be made...
I don't want or need anything bad enough to hit the stores today. Nothing.
This day, we stay on our own property. We don't even get online to shop. It's just too nutty.
Besides, we have everything we need, and there's nothing we want bad enough to join those insane fools.
Instead, we give thanks, again, for what we have.
MMMMMMMMMM, leftovers. The best part of Turkey Day. Creamed turkey ladled onto potatoes. Mom's 97, so it's been a good many years since I had that kind of cooking.
I am just thankful I live in a country where people line up for hours or days for big screen TVs instead of food.
Unless you're in N'Orlins!
People still line up for food there...
I fully expect any minute for the NAACP or BLM to insist Black Friday is an old Slave holiday (like Kwanza) and we must cease Cultural Appropriation of their history.
Kwaanzaa can't be considered an old holiday unless you think 1966 was a l-o-o-o-o-o-n-g time ago. Come to think of it, that's about when Festivus was invented, too. Some day, I'm also going to make up my own holiday.
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