Some of you might assume that this is going to be a rant against Black Friday and shopping. Well, it isn't. In fact, I think all of that I-boycott-Black-Friday blogging from people gets really old really fast.
I don't know who's the most annoying of the annual Thanksgiving Weekend protesters:
- The loud-mouth vegans who, every year, proudly have to inform the rest of us that Thanksgiving is an evil holiday of meat eating (and probably don't have any friends or family who'd invite them to their house anyway)
- The honky college students who, every year, proudly have to inform the rest of us how Thanksgiving is oh so evil to Native Americans, or...
- The self-righteous technophobic twits who, every year, proudly have to inform the rest of us that they refuse to do any shopping on Black Friday. (As if they had the money or the good will to buy a TV or a computer as a gift on any other day of the year.)
Some people might think that Black Friday goes hand in hand with the problem of having too much stuff than you can use, but that's not really the case. I suppose that if you're an impulse buyer, then Black Friday may be something you should strive to avoid. But very few Black Friday shoppers are hoarders, and little if any of the stuff overcrowding a hoarder's home was bought from a Black Friday deal. If you do have your sights on a particular upper-cost item (TV, computer, etc.) for yourself or for somebody else, that you want brand new, and that you think will really, really get a lot of use, then maybe plotting out a killer deal on a Black Friday is the way to go.
So having said that, here are a couple of meme pics I made.