Friday, November 23, 2012

It's BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!

                                                                                                           by Kelli Pope   
Black Friday!!!    It just sounds ominous, doesn't it?     (cue the eerie music.... Dunh-dunh-dunnnnnh!!!-   BLACK FRIDAY!)        IT'S BAA-AAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I was an adult before I even knew what "black" Friday meant.  And good for the retailers that they do have a day, that just might turn their whole year around.  And good for the excited shoppers who just can't WAIT for this day to come  But, they'll just have to do it without me.   I decided long ago that nothing, nothing, nothing was cheap enough to endure the traffic, crowds, lines, craziness, etc, that IS black Friday.  

And this year, Black Friday creeped it's way backward into Thanksgiving!!!   OK, now, that's just too much!   It has it's VERY OWN DAY!   Leave Thanksgiving alone.  My husband's nieces left the party at 6:30 last night to go get in line at Toys R Us, which was going to open at 8pm.   5 hours later, they returned smiling.  

Personally, I treasure this day off work, knowing that I can make jewelry all day long, and not have to go out.  And, if I MUST go shopping, I'll wait until tomorrow, Shop Local Saturday.  :)  Maybe there will be bargains, maybe not.  But I know there will be more unique, handmade items from which to choose.  

So, if you are one who excitedly perused the ads yesterday, plotting your shopping course for today, I know you are not reading this, but are out happily fighting the masses  (or are already home with your purchases, and napping!!)   I wish you good hunting and safe travel.    If you are scared of "BLACK FRIDAY"  (dunh- dunh- duhnnnnnhh!) like me, enjoy your lovely day off...Thanks for reading our blog..and thanks for shopping local and handmade! 

5 comments:

supere67 said...

I'm with you, Kelli!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

As am I!!!

mairedodd said...

kelli - i couldn't agree more... to encourage the shopping on thanksgiving seems a bit hypocritical - and puts consumerism over family time...
i get to work at a great fair trade/local art shop tomorrow - i am looking forward to that -

stacilouise said...

I don't venture out. I hate crowds. I mostly shop online anymore. Just so much easier!

stregajewellry said...

Black Friday indeed! To me, it smaack of corporate greed and misinformation. People do not take time to inform themselves and I see so called deals that are not deals at all. And those standing in line for days......shame....I would much rather shop online for handmade things that have some meaning. Black Friday will soon be falling on Halloween. They have already ruined Thanksgiving for retail clerks and shopaholics.

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