Wednesday, November 16, 2011

black friday blues

I've been reading here and there about retailers who are opening earlier and earlier for black Friday. Earlier. You know, the day before black Friday... and that would be... Oh, yeah. Thanksgiving Day. The Holiday.

I am SO glad I don't work retail right now. Argh.

I'm not and never have been a big black Friday shopper. Too many people, too crowded, and there isn't much I want bad enough to put up with all that hoo ha to get. Especially for someone else. Not that all those people are shopping for someone else... but we'll keep up the pretense that its all Christmas shopping they are doing. Yeah.

I enjoy a nice gift. I won't pretend that I don't. I enjoy getting people I care about something that I know they will like. A gift for just a gift's sake is - well - sometimes just done. Yeah, I know. The maddening crush of black Friday? Nope. not for me.

So, all those working retail, you have my sympathy this Thanksgiving. I will probably not see you at work. I will be home, enjoying my family, and my dinner. Maybe some knitting and sewing as well. My money will stay in my pocket where it belongs.

Oh, heck, who am I kidding? My money will go towards my bills, where it belongs...

1 comment:

Fran said...

We in retail are crazy. It goes with the territory.

Fortunately, I get to work where I understand the crazy, and it's okay. Yes, our Black Friday sale will be available online, well, whenever Amber gets it there after Thanksgiving. And we're opening a shocking hour earlier, staying an hour later. Because we're sellin' fools.

But this business of opening on Thanksgiving is as appalling to me as the Christmas stuff slathered all over the city already. I wanna enjoy my Thanksgiving in peace and worry about Christmas on Friday. An hour early. *sigh*