Friday, November 29, 2013
When Black Friday Comes
It's not that I care so much about the sanctity of the holiday and not opening stores at 06:00 on Thanksgiving - or anytime during that day. It is more the stupidity of the shoppers.
Personally, I don't care if these asshats get trampled to death. It's Natural Selection at work.
Proven time and time again that these are NOT the best deals of the season, nor is it the busiest shopping day of the year, I see no reason to sit out in the freezing cold (now no longer overnight but currently for 3-4 days ahead of time), to get one shitty off-brand TV. But you can't tell these uneducated, non-news reading, souls a thing....unless it's Sarah Palin telling them what and what not to do.
Yes, I'm generalizing.
And of course if you camp out in line, where do you go the bathroom. That is the $64,000 question*.
If I never set a foot inside a store from November 15th - January 20th, I'm a happy man. There is very little that I cannot get on-line and the stuff I want to acquire for people most likely won't be found at the big box stores.
I feel worse for the Pizza Hut manager who got fired for bucking the system and closing on Thanksgiving - though allegedly that day has a high rate of pizza deliveries. Supposedly, Kentucky Taco Hut is rehiring him, but in a way I hope he does not accept.
In my mind, I already have the things I need to buy - some are already purchased, but that was a place / time rationale, not a "deal" to be had. Either way, it's going to be a light year, and that is just fine.
And now that stores are open at 06:00 on Thursday, can "they" even call it Black Friday?
*Rates apply to 1955-1958 rates of inflation
Song by: Steely Dan