Happy Cyber Monday! This is the day after Thanksgiving weekend, when on-line sales jump
. We have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. How long before the TV shopping networks try to claim Sunday for something like “QVC Sunday”?
There were record sales numbers
over this Black Friday weekend. Many stores throughout the country opened on Thanksgiving Day. It looks like people stuffed themselves, and then emptied their wallets. Shopping on Thanksgiving Day is becoming a regular thing for some families. Hey, for a lot of families, it sure beats talking to each other. Thousands of people spent Black Friday protesting at Wal-Marts
across the country. The protests were peaceful... unlike the sales going on inside the Wal-Marts.
If Black Friday is too much for you, there’s Small Business Saturday
. It’s for people whose idea of shopping doesn’t include fistfights. And if you do have a fistfight at a small retailer, you’re much more likely to receive individualized attention.
At least going to the store on Thanksgiving evening prevented a lot of families from fighting with each other. Instead, they fought with other shoppers
. In Sacramento, a fight broke out between shoppers at a lingerie sale at Victoria’s Secret. People! Don’t get your panties in a bunch! At a mall in San Antonio, a man pulled a gun on another shopper who he said punched him. This being Texas, of course, the man broke no laws in doing so. Heck, in Texas that doesn’t even violate the rules of etiquette.
Videos of American shoppers fighting go all over the world. We have to stop breaking out into mass fist-fights on Black Friday! We’re acting like the Taiwanese legislature
! What do people in other countries think when they see us fighting over crappy products that are made in those other countries? Maybe we wouldn’t have to fight over consumer products if we actually manufactured a few of them in this country.
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