… if you have to camp out on the sidewalk for nine consecutive days to get it.
WTSP.com: “Black Friday” First Family Story #1
13 News: “Black Friday” First Family Story #2
Hmmm. So let me get this straight:
If you’re homeless, and you set up a tent in front of Best Buy nine days before Black Friday, you get slapped with a complaint of trespassing, and thrown in jail.
But if you’re a Shopper On a Mission, and you set up a tent in front of Best Buy nine days before Black Friday, you get free iPads, an award, and TV coverage.
Yeah. In a country as off-course (“We have to spend more to keep from going broke”) as this one, that sounds about right.
You know, I’m all about getting bargains and deals, too, but the stories above just make me want to scream. I’ve never once participated in Black Friday consumerism, and have no plans to do so, if I can help it. And I damn sure wouldn’t use it as an excuse to “spend more time with family” as the folks above try to do.
Nine days ahead of time? Seriously?
Everyone needs goals, I guess.