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.
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