I thought there was an official “Boycott Black Friday” web site, but I guess I was wrong. I did, however, manage to find this article that, while it sounds a bit like insane ranting, actually describes pretty well why I hate Black Friday.
For those not in the know, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s called Black Friday because it happens on a Friday, and because it’s usually the day when companies actually start turning a profit (also called going into the black).
I don’t understand why people feel like they have to go shopping on Black Friday. The majority of the sales offered are available for weeks afterward. As the article points out, the “bargains” (which usually aren’t) are often not worth the hassle it takes to get them. I don’t like people much as it is, so being packed into a shop with hundreds of ravenous shoppers, fighting over the fast-dwindling inventory, and standing in several-hour-long lines is not my idea of a good time.
I am going to do my very best not to spend any money at all today. Hopefully you’ll do the same. If you spread the word, perhaps we can begin to show Big Retail that we control when we make purchases, not them.
And if you’re already gone shopping today, don’t worry; there’s always next year.0 People like this. Be the first!