Black Friday

Thanksgiving is a US holiday which always falls on a Thursday. In common with many companies, my employer gives us Friday as a holiday too; a welcome long weekend. The Friday is known as Black Friday. It is the busiest shopping day of the year, as retailers kick-off Christmas shopping with deep discounts on high price items.

Sensible Americans, a group of people who, based on this month’s election results, are a declining minority, avoid shopping malls on this day. We did not go shopping, but went to the cinema. We saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, along with another twenty or so souls hiding from the purchase mayhem outside.

Our other task was to put up the Christmas tree, as Thanksgiving marks the start of decorations in the US. We did not complete the task, as a couple of the light strands were dark. Today the addition of another two hundred lights was followed by the hanging of the baubles. Most of the decorations are unbreakable, a few are glass. After today, the ratio has moved in favor of the former category.

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Published in: on 27 November, 2010 at 19:02  Leave a Comment  

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