So today is (or was) Thanksgiving. And while America is the only country to celebrate this (and even then, not the whole of it) I can’t help but feel somewhat excited.
Not for the wonderful dinners and time of family that comes with this holiday. No, what I am excited about is the sales that are going to be happening tomorrow. The “Black Friday” super sales that are almost as legendary as turkey day are what most people are talking about. Even at the family function we attended, some were talking about what stores they were going to hit up at 5:30 in the morning.
Its almost sad, really. I mean this is supposed to be a day of giving thanks but instead has turned into just a pre-cursor to a major commercial event. But then again, the basis of the holiday itself isn’t exactly saintly, so it’s probably for the best that it is just morphed into another commercialized day and quietly mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.