23
Nov
11

Black Tuesday

This is getting ridiculous.

Black Friday is now Black Thursday evening, and my husband saw people camped out in tents, on concrete LAST night outside a Best Buy.

Seriously?

Maybe it’s some kind of a joke.

Apparently this started like 12 days ago.

Didn’t the whole “Black Friday” thing originate as something to do on a long holiday weekend when you just couldn’t force yourself to eat yet another turkey sandwich or have another raving argument conversation with your über-conservative brother-in-law? What about Thanksgiving? You know, friends, family, dry white meat, dressing that the kids will complain about (is that celery?), cooking a meal for 6 hours that takes everyone 10 minutes to eat, nobody wanting to do the dishes?

Brad Tuttle, writing for Time, suggests that perhaps Best Buy is paying them.

I guess that makes sense.

I think it all just makes us look that much more greedy and materialistic.

We refused on principle by buying our new TV yesterday.*  That’ll show ’em.

* (the 2nd Olevia died a couple months ago — anybody know how I can get a piece of some class action lawsuit against this terrible company?)

And for your enjoyment, in honor of this family-based holiday: Ze Frank on Scrabble

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3 Responses to “Black Tuesday”


  1. November 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    It would be very interesting to do a compare/contrast profile of an Occupy Wall Street Camper vs. a Best Buy Camper. There has to be some interesting stuff there!

    I may sound insensitive, but In my opinion, unless they are giving the stuff away, camping out in front of BB two days in advance means you can’t afford the stuff in the first place.

  2. 3 Margy Rydzynski
    November 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Cripes. What a joke. And a woman actually used pepper spray on another shopper somewhere, or so I heard.


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