yes, it is the day after thanksgiving where good little consumers line up at 2am for the beginning of "christmas sales". it usually includes grandmothers knocking eachother's teeth out in order to get the last discounted Power Ranger.
It's basically the biggest shopping day in the US (which is how Jesus wanted us to celebrate his birthday... if you believe in that sort of thing).
"The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable, or "in the red," to being profitable, or "in the black", at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red indicated loss and black profit."
no but i work on it-gah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh wait, i work at a swordshop! lol anyone need some serious crowd control? just hope we get more claymores in before then.........o. and the lightsabers need replenishing too lol
Thank all the lucky stars in the heavens I will be an ocean away from black friday.
Usually I close all the blinds, lock the doors and stay home. But last year I was dragged out to the *shudder* MALL on black friday.
Though in retrospect the crowds are NOTHING in comparison to cramming 70 ppl on a bus....
not haivng thanksiing in aus that aint a problm for me. but december 26, when EERYBODY is having their after-christmas sales, im going to be working. in a mall. being swamped by hordes of dumbass mothers needing their caffiene to fuel them through buying all the toys they forgot to buy for little johnny mcshithead for christmas.
and there are NO hot chicks in my mall.
*sobs silently in the corner, awaiting his own personal doomsday*
No, I always tend to work on Black Friday (not that I would shop on that day anyway), the store I work at opens 6 am, its ridiculous. The bargains aren't even that good of a deal, but theres always a bunch of people standing in line outside the doors who must be there first in, and then herd themselves in towards the bulk of sales selections. Its like a competition for them or some type of shopping thrill I guess. I know theres a store down the road who will be opening up at 4am. Ish.