Hello Recovery Friends, Seekers, and New Visitors,
Just my “Thoughts & Opinions” about “Black Friday”……..
What ever happened to the “Good Ole Days” of HOLIDAY SHOPPING Past?
You know, where families gathered for a Thanksgiving meal, cooking the turkey and all the trimmings, watching a football game, or the family enjoying a game of Monopoly? I’ll tell you, it seems like a thing of the past. Now while people are gobbling down there thankful meal, they worry about getting to a “Black Friday” Door-Buster sale on Thanksgiving Eve. How do you have a Black Friday special on Thursday? What does this look like?
Let me indulge you in Photo’s,………….
See, to me there are more Important Issues then getting trampled by ugly, mean, rude, shoppers.
I myself don’t really think the whole “HYPE” of Black Friday is that big of a deal. Is it worth getting hit, or verbally assaulted by another person? Is the $50 dollar savings on a New TV worth all the “EVILNESS” this event brings out in people? I ask these questions because of all the altercations between people, or Shoppers they seem to call themselves, and the abuse the poor store employees are taking via the news stations. I don’t think saving money on a gift for someone, or for yourself is worth getting arrested over. Or seeing a 70-year-old woman hurt, or another one getting a “Criminal Record” all for a shopping trip….REALLY?
See, this most likely would be ME!! Laid out on the floor with handcuffs on. WHY? Because I’m an Italian Woman! I have a loud voice, and I speak my mind. If I have something in my hand I found on sale, and some other person tries to take it from ME,…….They will NOT WIN that battle! That’s another reason I don’t “DO BLACK FRIDAY”……..I don’t trust myself. Well, the other real reason? Since I suffer from Panic with agoraphobia, I’d most likely have a freaking panic attack, and pass out because of WAY to many crowds & people around boxing me in!
Then we also have the issue of all these hard-working employees who are forced to WORK on Thanksgiving, so “Greedy Retailers” can gain more profits as they get to sit back, and actually ENJOY the HOLIDAY with their Families! I say what’s good for the Goose, is good for the Gander-Employees! And then we have huge “Black Friday Protesters” added in this big mess, oops! MIX! 🙂
And not only do the employees have to work on Thanksgiving, many millions are still “Under Employed,” and working for crackers! So add another issue to the mix. These workers take these jobs because there are NO FT JOBS TO BE FOUND! My husband included. So, I guess my point to all this is,………………….
I WON’T EVER DO A “BLACK FRIDAY” because it just doesn’t seem worth the time, the abuse, the crowds, the protesters, or a dollar saved. I’d rather go back to the “GOOD OLE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING PAST”!
*HAPPY HOLIDAYS & BLESSINGS EVERYONE*
Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon