Friday, November 23, 2007
I've always hated the crass commercialism of the after Thanksgiving day sales. People running out like rats to the sewer to find the best scraps and fight over them. WalMart was open on Thanksgiving day to suck in any early sales they could - shame on them!. Macy's and other stores opened at 5:00 and 6:00 am to try to beat the competition. They even have a name for it now. "Black Friday". I think the name fits it nicely, it's a black mark on our society and it casts a dark stain over the holidays. We have lost touch with the true meaning and spirit of these special days. Please read the insightful post of More Ways to Waste Time in which she talks about Buy Nothing Day. She is much more eloquent than I am in describing our societies decent into uber-consumerism.