Do You Celebrate Black Friday?
Black Friday is probably peculiar to America. Black Friday is the day after our Thanksgiving holiday – our Turkey Day always being on the last Thursday of every November – when the retail stores allegedly have the most wonderful sales of the year. Allegedly? Yes well … I've never actually shopped on a Black Friday for practical reasons. No money!! :)
My holiday shopping was usually timed with my biweekly paychecks and usually in the month of December there was always a third paycheck. Two paychecks went to pay regular monthly bills. That 3rd paycheck went to buy gifts and ingredients to prepare the Christmas meal.
To tell you the truth, I'm not too keen on Black Friday shopping. At one of our Black Fridays, people were trampled to death. What? You mean a pushed and shoved? Maybe a few bruises? A few broken bones? NO!!! I mean DEAD!!! As in … bodies delivered to the undertaker!!
So much for the Christmas spirit. (O.o)
Frankly, in my mind, the employers are unreasonable.
I mean … what's the best part of the holidays?
Being at home with your family and friends and having a great time! Right?
Well the employers all put on their Ebenezer Scrooge hats and … this year … some of them are even “Scroogier”, making their employees work on the holiday!
Workers have to report to work at 2PM on Thanksgiving Day because the employers or store owners want to give early bird shoppers an opportunity to start Black Friday shopping even BEFORE Black Friday .
Imagine. I worked really hard already to prepare and serve a holiday meal. Do I get to relax and put my feet up? Oh no! Boss man says I gotta come in to work. Yeah! They ordered a extra supply of the “milk of human kindness” and our store is selling gallons at half-price.
And what's with the people who want to go shopping anyway?!
It's a holiday! You don't need to be in a store!!! Good grief!
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Nothing I've written will change the tradition of Black Friday. But thanks for letting me rant.
Link of Interest: Origins of Black Friday
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/black-friday-shopping-sale-discount-1042311/ by KERBSTONE