So here we are, it's Black Friday. I have never understood the appeal of Black Friday. It's seems every year there is another horrible story. Like the person who was trampled to death at a Walmart store, the images of people camping outside in the freezing cold, to this video here - again in a Walmart, where a woman used pepper spray so she could get the best price on an xBox.
I have a question for all who particpate in this. What tangible item could possibly be so important to you, that you would be willing to camp outside overnight in the cold for it, or trample somebody, or even rudely push someone aside? I would understand if you were starving to death and this was a bowl of soup, but come on, do you really need that iPod, or that flat screen TV?
Isn't Christmas supposed to be about giving? Would you want to receive a gift that someone had to trample somebody else for? I wouldn't. How much money is saved on these Black Friday sales anyway? I can't imagine it is worth all of this.
This is where my procrastination comes in handy. I don't think I have ever gone shopping on Black Friday before but I don't remember this insanity happening in years past.