I tossed around the idea of putting this thread in religion and beliefs, or politics and social issues, but I couldn't justify it...the fact that November has become the month of Black Fridays, courtesy of American retailers, is just too weird. But I do wonder what Jesus would think of it.
As those in the US know, Black Friday is the day that kicks off the Christmas buying season, being the day after Thanksgiving which is always on a Thursday.
But retailers in this country, desperate for end-of-year sales, have organized to make every Friday in November a black Friday. In other words, spend, spend, SPEND, and do it now! (All in the name of Christmas gift-giving.)
As I was about to vomit over another Christmas commercial on TV when Halloween was not even over yet, I wondered what Jesus would think of this marketing strategy.
I'd like to think he'd think, "Well, you humans have been on earth for only a few tens of thousands of years, and there's still hope for you. So, I'll just wait around to see what happens. Maybe you'll get the point about my birthday celebration sooner than later...more likely later."
What do you think?
An appropriate quote about Christmas came from an old TV show, Adam-12. "It seems the Christmas spirit is alcohol." Kent McCord's character said that in a Christmas episode.
How true that statement is and how sad it is that some people feel that way.
by Novel Treasure4 years ago
I've seen a lot of hubs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and I've done several myself. I actually had it flagged because it was categorized wrong. I think that brings up the issue that we don't have a specific hubtopic...
by lrohner6 years ago
Not me, that's for sure. For generations, my family's Black Friday tradition has been to start the Christmas cookie baking/freezing. Are any of you planning on fighting the crowds tomorrow???
by Stacie L5 years ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman shot pepper spray to keep shoppers from merchandise she wanted during a Black Friday sale, and 20 people suffered minor injuries, authorities said.The incident occurred shortly after 10:20...
by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS3 years ago
Who invented the term "Black Friday"? And, is it just me or does the holiday season in the stores come earlier and earlier?
by David 4705 years ago
I never went black friday shopping before. I normally would not today, but my Xbox 360 just so happen to break today.... ON THANSKGIVING !!! So I see this deal at Best Buy to pay $199.99 and get an Xbox Slim...
by Bill Manning6 years ago
So now that the holiday buying has kicked in I'm looking forward to my Amazon stats. Of course today I see they are late getting updated!
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