Black Friday – Part one

23 Nov

Sick on a holiday? Really?

Fate, it seems, has a sense of humor.

The first of the holidays are upon us like a plague of boils.

I would almost say biblical, but there is nothing in the good book that says anything about Kmart or door busters.

I mention Kmart because they opened at 6am today.

On Thanksgiving.

It might not even qualify as a holiday anymore.

But, before I start beating the drum for holidays, God and country, lets examine exactly what they are doing.

Kmart, a store that I, at least, try to avoid on regular days, much less today.

If memory serves, its like a smaller Walmart, which opens tonight.

And, back when I was married, the missus and I used to get our bulk paper products.

Toilet paper.

Other than that, I have no idea what they sell.

Other paper goods, perhaps?

There has been a raging debate on social media like Facebook and Twitter as to whether people should boycott the stores that are opening early.

I still can’t figure out why.

I mean, they have the right to protest whatever their silly asses want to.

This is still America, at least for now.

But, to me, this is kind of the consumer equivalent of stomping your little feet and taking your ball and going home.

I am going to venture out into the trenches on Black Friday, and I am not expecting it to be fun.

The second part of this story will be posted at noon PST, after I have had a chance to do some serious field research.


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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


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