Black Friday

LizzieLou | nablopomo | Friday, November 23rd, 2012

I don’t recall when the day after the holiday became more than the holiday itself. There used to be sales, the start of the xmas shopping season, the day after Thanksgiving. This I know. But how did it become such A Thing? Why do people have to go to work at 2330 in order to open the doors of the department store for shoppers at MIDNIGHT?

Yes, I realize that this is not a novel idea to blab about today, the whole W.T.F. of it all, but I can’t help it. Maybe it is because I generally dislike shopping that the ability to comprehend this mania, or empathize with its enthusiasts, eludes me.

That said, Lolly did find a good deal on some Tom Douglas’ seasonings at the Co-op this morning.


  1. I saw a video of Walmart shoppers tearing at each other like a pack of hyenas over smartphones. I simply don’t understand it. I didn’t pay that much attention when this first started, but now it’s clearly become a huge thing. A huge thing that I don’t approve of. Although my friend Nicole actually went to a Best Buy Thursday midnight sale and found season 5 of Big Bang Theory for $9. That might almost be worth it.

    Comment by Eelaine — December 1, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

  2. And now “Cyber Monday.” So I have to go back to work and sneak in some online shopping (or dirty talk, depending on how one is defining “cyber”)?

    Comment by LizzieLou — December 3, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

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