Friday, November 9, 2012

Black Friday: Blurring the Holiday and the Holiday Sale Line

Well it's November, so there is no escaping the onslaught of holiday, take your pick: ads, stories, displays, sales, music. And yes, every year they appear earlier in the year. But this year the unofficial start of the season, Black Friday, starts barely after our Thanksgiving indigestion has kicked in.

Yes, this year Walmart and Kmart have announced their stores will open for the Black Friday sales at 8 pm on Thanksgiving night. I can see men all across the USA pumping their fists in the air. With one fell swoop, the retail giants have made ardent fans of millions of men in this country. Why? One

I firmly believe many households will be sitting down for the traditional meal just a little earlier this year. Shovel the food down, clean up the mess and shuffle off to the discount chain of your choice. Oh yes, thousands of wives, girlfriends and daughters will be getting antsy to head out, leaving behind thousands of fathers, sons and boyfriends lying in various states of bloat...alone with football. And the couch.


I will not be participating in the shopping excursion. I, myself hope to be lying on the couch in a state of bloat watching football. Ok, I won't. I'll be on the computer, but the game will be on in the background. My cooking and cleanup completed, a little holiday buzz going and it's time to vegetate.

And give thanks.
And nap.



  1. I cannot guess what my Turkey Day schedule will be save to say I know I will NOT be shopping. Dinner, yes, likely two or three of them. Football, probably, though it will depend on whose house we're visiting at that time. Our apartment's too small to host so we'll be running from place to place but I guarantee there will be no shopping.

    I had the misfortune of working retail at a Best Buy once for Black Friday. Never ever ever again.

  2. It doesn't sound like you'll be able to move at the end of the night, let alone shop. I'm sure the food will be worth the after effects. Enjoy.

  3. love turkey religion,good food,decent company(sometimes).just pig out &watch football.the other used to go shop,but not anymore.go shop dear