Thursday, November 26, 2015

After Being Thankful

Black Friday: the day after Thanksgiving when it's supposed to be a peaceful day of rest, to cherish the previous evening and savor the loving warmth shared at the dinner table. Most of the residents in this country will consider staying in and relaxing, but a few won't.

Those few will wear their layered clothing, pack snacks, carry foldable chairs (even small tents or sleeping bags) and stand in line at the entrance door of big stores like Walmart, Target, Macy's, etc. Honestly, I don't understand why people do that.

Big discounts. Big sale items. Limited supplies or while supplies last.

It's all a propaganda by big corporations, a marketing scheme. The mentioned big stores want traffic in and out of their business establishments. It's a sad sight. My eyes have witnessed how people become monsters on Black Friday. They lose empathy, kindness, respect, and dignity over material things. Worst, it happens after being thankful of what they already have.

Shoving, pushing, punching, stepping on other people's feet, having an argument, cutting the line, physical altercations, and simply being stupid are what shoppers do inside retail stores during Black Friday. History proves, Black Fridays are deadly. People have died because of apathetic shoppers. It's horrible!

I'm staying inside the comfort of my house, binge-reading books or binge-watching movies, wearing pajamas, and sipping a cup of coffee. Now, that's a better picture to imagine.


1 comment:

  1. Black Friday is frickin nuts...just like the people who go out to shop. I hate it that stores are open on Thursday now. Back in the 70s and 80s I would go to the mall that day, but about the earliest stores opened in those days was about 8 instead of 9 or 10. And it wasn't a mob scene. Crowded, but it was festive.


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