Friday, November 26, 2010
The Game is Afoot
Let the holiday shopping commence, just without me please.
I mentioned in the past that there is little in the phrase "Black Friday" which motivates me to reach for me wallet, and for that I blame retailers.
From the bottom of my heart I understand how important the holiday season is to many stores. I get it, I truly do. My cynicism stems from how holiday shopping is marketed.
Once upon a time, Christmas season in the US began the day after Thanksgiving, today. Now holiday creep has set in and the day after Halloween is leaning towards opening day. Once upon a time, merchants provided true incentive to be at their stores at 4 AM. Now, bargains and supply are better next week.
On-line shopping hasn't killed brick and mortar yet, but it has certainly made shopping easier, provided you know what you want.
My advice. Sleep in today, have a nice breakfast, get a few chores out of the way, and if you must, go shopping. By the time you are washing up from breakfast,the amateurs will be out of your way.
Enjoy your day. Mrs. T and I will be out, buying a car, Black Friday or no.