I think the most important part to mention is that every single one of them out there feels equally as entitled as you so ..... you better have a good excuse For needing the last tickle me Elmo! I tried black friday onece but standing nose to nose with some granny saying you have no idea what you are bout to start here mam..... Fuck that, Id rather pay the extra cash.. lol
I would rather go back to rounding up an Angus herd, which I did many years ago, than to put up with the human herd. I stay home on Black Friday and enjoy my German Shepherd and my Corona beer.
"So entire is my faith in the power of words, that, at times, I have believed it possible to embody even the evanescence of fancies such as I have attempted to describe." Edgar Allen Poe.
"To be born into this world a sentient, self-conscious and reasoning being, surrounded by inexhaustible glories in Nature, which we may comprehend, possess,enjoy; to be able to rise on the wings of a lofty imagination; to be able to get glimpses of the ideally perfect; to apprehend the Divine; it is to the development and enjoyment of these high powers that the young man is invited. How dare he refuse to qualify himself by the most perfect training of all his powers." Lyman J. Gage 1910
"Follow Me!", John M. (Delta).
"I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think." Something Magistra Isabel posted.
Black Friday is what it is because people choose to buy into the hype. Thatís fine because itís their own choice to do so. But itís interesting to note that the frenzy itself is influenced by a whole host of our own internal triggers that push us to gather what we perceive to be the most valuable resources. That desire for resource acquisition gets even more bloodthirsty when its our kids involved, whether or not the darn kid actually wants the last Dora the Explorer video game on the shelf.
And, apparently, it's an insult to lemmings to be compared to Black Friday shoppers... They're certainly cuter, little freakin' tribbles.
_________________________ "What happens in the shadow, in the grey regions, also interests us Ė all that is elusive and fugitive, all that can be said in those beautiful half tones, or in whispers, in deep shade." ~ The Brothers Quay
Loc: near Baton Rouge, LA
I don't believe I've ever shopped on a Black Friday and most probably never will.
Thanksgiving night my wife and two of her friends left about 11pm and did not return until around 4 in the morning. I gladly stayed home and went to bed at my usual time.
The one good thing is that they brought me back a nice Ralph Lauren Polo shirt. Besides that I have no idea what other crap they bought.
"The difference between the man or woman who's a practicing Satanist, from an identity Satanist is that the practicing Satanist looks at the picture, while the identity Satanist studies the frame." -- Anton Szandor LaVey
"Anyone without a sense of humor is too pretentious to be a good magician." -- Anton Szandor LaVey
Loc: New England, USA
I don't see anything inherently wrong with shopping on Black Friday. I took the time to research what was going on sale where, what things were worth buying at the given prices, made those purchases, and took them back home. I didn't have to camp out or anything like that. I don't mind shopping for technology I want; I'm shamelessly materialistic and greedy as it is anyway.