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Common Sense And Street Smarts

Updated on November 29, 2013

Lets Use Our Heads

Black Friday is here

There are deals everywhere

I too love to save money

I try to stretch my dollar as far as it will go

Who wants to pay more for something when they don't have to ?

Who wants to waste their hard earned cash frivilishly ?

Then again there is a limit to what I will do

I use to love going out on Black Friday and hit the stores

Waking up at three A.M.

Getting in long lines with the people who got up four hours earlier

Wishing I was them

Heading into each store

Having fun looking for the best buys and couldn't wait to tell my friends

As soon as someone got hurt and killed it changed my thoughts

There was no need only greed

That caused such great harm

Now the fun is gone and it is all big business

Each shopper is only out for themselves with little respect for others

Shopping like an addict looking for a fix

I draw the line

When good bargains and sales cut into my Thanksgiving

I had to stop

I knew then as I still believe now

Family is the most important thing

So good luck to all those shoppers on this crazy day

I hope your greatest deals and the gifts that you buy

Will bring you endless fun and excitement

For me I learned gifts are all nice and good

They all take up space

In time they wear out and break

Where my family and friends never do

They might get cranky and sometimes sick

That is to be expected

Over time they will be the same people I got to know and love

To all those shoppers on Black Friday

Be careful and have a good time

Just remember tomorrow and the days that follow

Will go back to normal

Thank you to all the employees who had to work

Making every deal possible



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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Most deals are exciting but after all the hype wears off. When you come right down to it we don't really need all these things. We just think we do. Are we just spoiled? Thank you for reading and caring.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sure the deals are out there but when I lived in the states I never participated in this chaos because I hate crowds and I panic if there are too many people closing in.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      annart Today is hard for so many people. Struggling to pay bills and provide for your family. Especially if you have lots of children. Young children don't understand why they don't have things and other people do. I think as long as you have strong family values things work out better in the end. Thank you for your thoughts . I find them interesting and so true. We are all subject to our environment around us. We are likely to do what our friends and family do . I am glad I didn't hear about anyone getting hurt so that's a good thing. Have a great day and your comments are always appreciated.

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      I didn't know what Black Friday was until it appeared on the news this morning. It seems it's taking off here now, in our Asda (Walmart) stores. Unfortunately, we have many 'customs' from the US that we could do without (no offence intended). This is definitely one of them. I gather it originates from the day after Thanksgiving being blocked with heavy traffic, then the beginning of Christmas shopping. Well, for me Christmas doesn't start until December 1st at the very earliest! I like to have my celebrations at the time for which they're intended. All this materialistic mad dash for bargains is indeed mad.

      Family, children and friends are important at Christmas time; we're teaching our children to think more about the presents and the money instead of about the reason for Christmas. Even if you're not religious, it's still a time for giving, for peace and for helping each other (as every day should be). Sorry for the rant! Got it off my chest now. Good sentiments in your poem; well done! Ann

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