“I can’t believe it. She must think I’m the most stupid person alive.” – Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Black Friday is a tradition in America. Normally peaceful citizens abandon civility in pursuit of the best deals on stuff that will be broken a few days after Christmas. That’s assuming they’re waiting to buy gifts for other people. I suspect Black Friday is becoming more of a self-serving holiday. Maybe we should change the day to “Me Day”?
To answer your question, yes, I have been out on Black Friday. My wife and I have found some good deals and we’ve also had our share of frustrations. The more I see of this tradition though, the more it reminds me of Charlie Brown trying to kick the football at the beginning of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Every year, we Americans lament how Christmas is becoming too commercialized and people are mean and greedy.
Then, Thanksgiving comes.
We belly up to the buffet, shove as much food in our faces as we can stand, watch some football, nap a little, wake up from our turkey-induced comas to the sudden realization that we have to go shopping now! Or we’ll miss the greatest deals ever! Just like Charlie Brown backing up to run straight to his doom trying to kick that football.
Well, what are you waiting for?!