Monday, November 26, 2012

Black Friday Boob

Did you hear the story about this guy?

I thought I'd heard it all, but this one really hit home. Trouble here is, I can't quite figure out who is the bigger boob. Him, for leaving his girlfriend's two year old toddler in his car at 1:30 am while he went into KMart score a 51 inch TV on Black Friday, or us for buying into all of this Black Friday madness.

No doubt, Anthony Perry is a boob to the highest degree. He claims he will live with the guilt for the rest of his life which I find interesting considering he reportedly fled the scene after purchasing the TV and saw the police cruisers and ambulance outside his car. (authorities later found him at home with his TV) But aren't we, society and the consumer public boobs too?

We buy into all this Black Friday madness and create this climate by simply engaging in shopping at midnight on Thanksgiving. Hey, I'm not saying I'm any better. As a retailer myself, I knew I had to make some sort of Black Friday offering to my customers or "live with the guilt for the rest of my life". Business is business and retailers need to stay competitive. I get that. I would be lying if I said that I wouldn't want my own Black Friday offering to create a stampede in my store. But do we/I have to create a dangerous frenzy while engaging our customers in some rewarding retail therapy?

I think not.

Look, there will always be a few bad apples that spoil it for the rest of us. This is a fact. But let's try to keep the sanctity of Thanksgiving by letting Black Friday be Black Friday. On Black Friday. Not Small business Saturday or Cyber Monday. Or whatever the emails I kept getting the week before announcing Black Friday deals the week before Black Friday. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

I guess we are all boobs and like I always say:
Boobs are just like drinks:
One is not enough and three is too many.


MarkD60 said...

He was prpbably drunk. and like you said, came out of the store and saw the cops by his car.
6180 angemski

Scope said...

I loved Black Friday. We were in Disneyland, and the place was empty in the morning as folks were out judo chopping each other to save a couple of bucks on "Waterboy" DVDs.

the walking man said...

Yopu know it's that everyone is now conditioned by this mess. I mean Christmas decorations go up right after veterans day and we all let it happen. No one just said to hell with all of that and then the retailers began to make a substantial piece of their yearly bottom line and they knew that the more they hyped, the more we, us, the former used to be able to consume with the only consequence of a bigger number on a bill at the end of the month would have to have those door buster deals and they let us know there would only be five at each store so bang yeah man we had to have it and be there on Tuesday to get in the door first.

That is of course my opinion. Because my reality is we do not participate in any of it. Last Thanksgiving was no holiday it was Thursday. No more no less.

I Hope you did well with your sale Candace, I doubt you needed ten cops and a karate master to control your crowd. I can understand you doing a promo on friday, you work for it and people are in the mood to spend so you should get the reward you earned. But them who work at the stores that cause the madness of temporary insanity, force their employees to be more loyal to the company than their families. Shit I won't shop in 'em during the year so trust me there is no sale going to get me in that madness.

Now the dumbass has his TV and probably ten times the cost in court fees,fines and an attorney, He'll learn. *shrug*

forgive the run on sentences it's hard typing right with gloves on! Damn cold.