Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday

Black Friday has convinced me...people are nuts! 

Waiting in front of stores a week in advanced with their tents and chairs to be first inside stores to get the deal of a lifetime.  What is it about the word "sale" that makes people go absolutely insane.  That little word convinces people to buy things they don't need, don't want, and will never use.

People waiting in retail lines in excess of two hours to buy a door buster deal.  Others wait to buy one of everything.

"Are we gonna buy something?"  Rio asked while we were searching for the end of the line, that literally wrapped around the entire department store.

"Nope." I told him.

"Why not?" He asked.

"Because there isn't a sale in the world that justifies waiting in that line."  I explained.  "Black Friday's a sport, and we're spectators."

He seemed relieved.

This is why those other crazy people do their Christmas shopping in June.


  1. I know! And with double digit unemployment rates, you'd think people would have more self control.

  2. Americans love their stuff!!

  3. "Because there isn't a sale in the world that justifies waiting in that line." Exactly!!!

  4. Yup. Well, this crazy waits for the after Christmas sale.


  5. I have to admit...I'm one of those crazy people. Every year I say it's going to be my last, but I can never resist!