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Today is Black Friday, a day which marks the day in the calendar year many merchants go from being in the red to being in the black financially. It’s also a day that many retailers have shoppers convinced they must outspend their neighbors and, in a futile attempt at doing just that, they have us convinced we must all run out at 4 o’clock in the morning, wait in long lines, and grab as many items as we can, dashing through stores faster than some of Santa’s reindeer. The sales, they tell us, will not last long and so we all must hurry, act now, run quickly, mob the stores all day long, and overspend what’s left of our money until we all drop from exhaustion.
Ok, so maybe I don’t really believe that either, but this Black Friday I am going to share with you something I can believe. It’s a joke. Here’s my Black Friday joke, I hope you like it.
This morning, a bunch of shoppers were lined up in a mall parking lot, waiting anxiously for the stores to open. Some had even pitched tents and waited overnight for the big Black Friday sales event. As they were waiting, with sales brochures in tow, a man walked up to the front and was trying to bump the line. Many of the shoppers in the front of line pushed him back to the back of the line, loudly telling him how long they had been patiently waiting.
The man was not deterred. After being shoved to the back of the line, he marched right back up to the front of the line. This time, the shoppers were not so polite, screaming at him, kicking him, and literally shoving him to the back of the line, knocking him to the pavement at the end of the line.
The man was still not deterred by this however. After picking himself up, dusting himself off, he got up and started to make his way to the front of the line yet again. This time, as he set out, he turned to one of the people waiting near the end of the line and said, “That does it! If they do that to me one more time, I’m not going to open up the store!”
Happy Black Friday everybody! I hope you stayed home or at least purchased some camera or art supplies if you did somehow manage to battle the crowds in the malls today.
Until next time…
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