Ten Reasons Why I Didn’t Shop on Black Friday
There was a time when Thanksgiving was about spending time with friends and family, amazing food and a good game of football. However, it has evolved into door busting deals, standing in the freezing cold, sleeping in tents, dodging bullets and avoiding pepper spray.
How did a nice enjoyable holiday get so corrupted? Is it the economy? Is it the “super-size” mentality, the need to get the best deal possible? How did Thanksgiving become the predecessor for customer-versus-customer shopping violence and rage?
Personally, I opted out of shopping on Black Friday and Thanksgiving and here’s why.
- Spending time with friends and family was more important than that $10 Wii video game I missed out on.
- I don’t own a tent and don’t have the patience to sand outside of Best Buy four days before Thanksgiving for a TV that I didn’t really need.
- I like eating my warm Thanksgiving meal on a REAL plate, on a REAL table in the comfort of my cozy home.
- I don’t have a team of body guards to protect me from assailants who would rather just shoot me in the leg and steal my newly purchased merchandise, then stand in the cold themselves.
- In the sport of competitive shopping, I would lose. I’m not willing to cheat by arming myself with pepper spray and then use it to fend off the competition (other shoppers).
- I’ve never had to dodge bullets, and I’m not really interested in starting now, especially during a shopping trip.
- There is really nothing I NEED that I would be willing to risk my life over.
- There is nobody in my household crazy enough to go with me.
- Deals often get better the closer it is to Christmas.
- I would much rather do my shopping online, in my pajamas and have everything delivered to my door step.
If the craziness continues to get worse annually, maybe someone needs to start a petition to ban Black Friday sales or at least just offer them online so people can do their shopping in the comfort and safety of their homes.