Friday, November 25, 2011

"Black Friday"

People may think "Black Friday" is named for how the sales put the stores' ledgers "in the black," but really it's named for the darkness that emerges from sleep-deprived shoppers in the wee hours of the morning (or perhaps even late hours of the evening on Thanksgiving itself), when violence seems perfectly justifiable against one's fellow shoppers as long as it's in the pursuit of bargains.

One can only hope this proves a ritual catharsis of sorts that gets it out of their system to allow for an actual period of peace on earth during the remainder of the holiday season.

1 comment:

  1. The pepper spray incident in LA was fun. I saw the video... most people seemed unconcerned. Some were laughing. It certainly wasn't the screaming stampede that the media portrayed it to be.


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