There is one little thing about the holidays that just grinds my nerves though, and that little thing is called BLACK FRIDAY. Now, from my understanding, Black Friday is called such because it is the day of the year that most businesses go from being "in the red," or in debt, to "in the black," or on goal with their earnings. However, whenever I think of Black Friday, I think of it literally...like a gloomy, depressing day which involves people running around like crazies and fighting over things like TV's and Furby's. That's just madness, and it scares me.
I realize that as far as the female population goes, I am most likely in the lesser percent on this one. I have witnessed many excited Black Friday blog posts, tweets, and Facebook statuses over the past week...especially last night. I completely get the fact that many people take advantage of this day because they have children to buy for, or there is a really good deal on something that they have been needing. And that's fine. If Black Friday is your thing, go for it. You go, Glen Coco. However, I will not be Glen Coco in this scenario. I will be staying home, in my warm bed, in the midst of my Thanksgiving turkey and dressing coma.
I guess what really bothers me about Black Friday is the fact that we are supposed to be in this midst of Thanksgiving and gratefulness and love, and on the flip side, society is full of ads and commercials telling us to cut short the family time to go stand in line for early bird specials. It's not only Black Friday now...it's Black Thursday Night too. Am I saying you're wrong if you decide to partake in Black Friday shopping events? I most certainly am not. I guess I just don't understand how this whole thing became so commercialized, and in a sense, bigger than the holiday we are celebrating, in itself.
So, when this day is over I will be all too happy to see all of the commercials and advertisements and store emails come to an end. I know they will only be replaced by announcements of post Black Friday shopping and deals, but those have to be better than the ones that have been circulating for the past month and a half.
There is one thing I miss about Black Friday's past though...
End, Black Friday rant. Enjoy the remainder of your long weekends, and try to stay warm!