I stayed at home. I watched TV. I ran around the house with the girls. I watched a movie. I ate turkey. I avoided Black Friday like the Black Plague. If you ventured out into all the commercial chaos - more power to you (come on - Kohl's opened at 4:00 a.m.)! I've begin to notice something over the last ten years or so - as soon as Halloween is over the malls and department stores plunge head first into Christmas and pretty much ignore Thanksgiving. Oh they may run a few commercials for 20 pound turkeys and pumpkin pie but I see something else competing against pro football and glutton induced napping - it's another full contact sport - Black Friday - and the crowd goes wild!!! Newspapers are larger due to the advertisements and coupons - you sit down to watch Clark Griswold go Christmas light crazy on Christmas Vacation and you are BOMBARDED by Target commercials every five minutes. As my father-in-law would say, "this drives me whacko!" What is it? Black Friday wants only one thing - all the stinking money in your account - and we fall for it every year don't we?
(My apologies - what an eternal post - I'll keep them shorter in the future. 1.27.10)