So it goes Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday (I guess we all get Sundays off) and then? Giving Tuesday, a modern-day phenomenon started by New York City’s 92nd Street Y.
Odd that it comes after we’ve all shopped our asses off, but there you are: Now we can be generous.
Please consider making a donation to your favorite charity.
I have family members who did. I even have some family members who pushed back from the table, skipped desserts, donned their ugly holiday sweaters, and shopped on Thanksgiving.
But I can imagine nothing I’d like less than battling the crowds only to find that 75-percent-off-whatever was sold already, and I will continue to applaud stores like REI, who remain closed on Thanksgiving and today. Surely we can not commercialize this holiday any more than we already have?
The outdoor co-op will remain closed on Black Friday. Know of any others?
And thanks, Cynical, for the link.
And thanks, Tucker and Jeff. You actually didn’t give this to me, but I stole it from you on Facebook, which is far more fun.
Now off to find the Fancy Boy Lip Glitter and the Hair Dye for Newborns.
A woman used pepper spray on another Black Friday shoppers at a crowded Los Angeles Walmart on Thursday.
And thanks, Cynical, for the link. Meanwhile, Sharon sends this, a funny-as-all-get-out series of Amazon reviews of pepper spray. Get yours today! (See: “Accept no substitute when casually repressing students.”)
By all means, enjoy this meditation on the topic.
UPDATE: Uh-oh. There’s a report of pepper spraying at a North Carolina Walmart, as well.
AND YET ANOTHER: Uh-oh. Now they’re using tasers in Milford, Conn.
And thanks, Cynical, for the photo.