Wednesday, November 24, 2010

black friday

No, this is not a continuation of yesterday's post about Steely Dan and their Katy Lied album.. this is about retails big day of days, Black Friday.

So are you going to participate in the bedlam? Wake up at an insane hour and drag yourself to the mall, charging yourself into a frenzied state as the adrenalin beings to flow and you practice your elbowing technique?

Not me.

That whole thing is ridiculous. I don't care how cheap the merchandise may be, it isn't worth it. The cheaper the price the bigger the crowd and the greater the frustration. If I can't buy it online, it doesn't exist.

I remember several years ago when the kids were younger and before black friday had become as huge an event as it is now, heading to KayBee toys at the mall (and actually finding a parking place) to load up on some toys, and standing in line for 45 minutes to check out. When I got home I looked at what I had bought and felt like an idiot. Was it really worth standing in line all that time just to save three dollars on a Monopoly game???

Every Thanksgiving morning the ritual was to buy a newspaper to get the ads for the next day. Now you can get them online at if you want. Or if you dare.

Things are far worse now as far as wait times and crowds and you won't catch me stepping out of the house to participate in this inane activity.

For those of you who are going to venture out in a quest for bargains Friday morning, may the Force be with you.

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