Friday, November 25, 2011

Why I'm not spending a dime today

Although it may seem that way to some people, Black Friday hasn't been around forever. The phrase was actually coined in my lifetime, and the whole retail circus really only began within the last 20 years. I remember when the day after Thanksgiving was a quiet, lazy day spent with family.

In my family, Thanksgiving is a non-materialistic holiday, meant for cherishing our blessings and especially each other. It is wrong for Target and other retailers to take that away from their employees and it is wrong for customers to fall in line with the materialistic greed that motivates such actions.

As a nation, we have gotten what we need mixed up with what we want, and we will go to any lengths to get it. I refuse to contribute in any way to the craziness, and will not spend a single cent, either online or offline today.

I've been told that's just a drop in the bucket, but at least I'm being true to what I believe.

7 comments:

Humbert said...

I was planning to go out and buy some brussels sprouts -- but you convinced me otherwise.

Jammies said...

Good for you!

Wait--people pay for those things?

Randomanthony said...

Some smaller local businesses are having black Friday sales today, and I want to support them. But I won't go to box stores. I promise! Also, I went last night to take pictures and the experience freaked me out.

Jammies said...

I saw the pictures, and if people want to act like cattle, the least we can do is point and laugh!

Zayrina said...

I bought 4 pairs of compression socks today because they have them in Omaha but not in Indiana. I hope I can get a special dispensation from the anti-retail pope.

Jammies said...

Consider yourself dispensed, as you were not acting out of crazed greed. :)

Mike S said...

:)

if it wasnt for the fact that i am usually cursed to work on that damn day there would be one thing and one thing only i would leave the house for - and yes it does involve a certain Canadian based food chain....