Black Friday

There should be a shopping day for people who hate Black Friday.

I remember Target used to have Black Friday at 7am. We would line up at 6:45am and everyone in line would get a bag of goodies. CIVILIZED! FUN! FESTIVE!

I am not going shopping on Thanksgiving and certainly, not going shopping at 3am on Friday! I also don’t like crowds.

So, Saturday is small/local businesses and Sunday should be Black Friday haters. Considering there is church and people sleep-in on Sundays, so start at 11am to 4pm.

There should be employees with boxes and tissue paper. Chairs should be placed around to time out. AND, there should be a bunch of special sale items for Black Friday haters. I wouldn’t say NO if there were seasonal refreshments passed around – just saying. Or if it is the kind of store to have cooking demos – what better than how-to’s of Christmas cookies, dips, or holiday punches? And it is fun when sales clerks wear seasonal garb. Everyone, employees and shoppers, would have to say THANK-YOU and wish seasonal greetings!

Not tolerated would be: screaming babies, running kids, pushers, baby strollers, yellers, and people in bad moods – basically bah-humbugs. You can’t legislate this, but people in pj’s and slippers are frowned at.

Black Friday shoppers will be envious.

Barbe Awalt


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