Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Reflections: Black Friday Invades Thanksgiving

It's finally happened, Black Friday is encroaching on Thanksgiving. Stores everywhere started their Black Friday "sales" on Thanksgiving day. Really people!? I love Christmas and I love buying presents for my friends and family, but I think this is taking it way too far. Can't we sit down together with our loved ones for a whole day without feeling the need to go freaking shopping and punch people in the face for a Tickle Me Elmo!? Sure, I'm guilty of strolling into Shopko around noon on Black Friday to see what I could find, but I would never stuff myself full of turkey and then immediately go shopping. That sounds like torture! Everything is way overpriced at retail stores anyway. Haven't we taken the commercialism of Christmas far enough!? Where does it end, where do we draw the line!? Don't even get me started on Christmas in July! (

Disturbing IKEA toy. Completely unrelated to the topic of this post.

It's not like it's a sin to work or go shopping on a holiday, but I think it's just sad how consumerism is being shoved down our throats. Black Friday truly is a dark day for humanity and it's taking over Thanksgiving! Am I overreacting here? What do you think about all this Black Friday business? 


  1. I agree. Going shopping at midnight, or getting up at the crack of dawn is bad enough. But, shopping on Thanksgiving itself? That's just wrong. Let people enjoy there turkey, man. People get too worked up over "Black Friday" anyway. Why spend hours standing in line, and fighting off angry shoppers, just to save $20 bucks on some lousy off-brand TV? It's not worth it.

    1. Yeah, I really don't get it at all. Just in my neck of the woods there was a stabbing over a parking space and someone was shot over a television. I think I'd rather stay home and spend time with my family.