Monday, November 28, 2011

think twice

Black Friday has come and gone. How did you fare?

Friends of mine went both ways. Some arose early (or stayed up late) to brave crowds and secure deals. Others spoke out against our addiction to consumerism. Both sides of the debate became quite heated.

My thoughts on Black Friday boil down to a question...
What does it say about a country when one day is a holiday for giving thanks and expressing gratitude, and the very next day is an all-out race to buy more? 

Is Cyber Monday any better?

Today I came across this ad by Patagonia:

"Don't buy what you don't need.
Think twice before you buy anything."
Thank you, Patagonia. Those are words to live by.


  1. I don't think they should have Black Friday. People shouldn't be made to work on a Holiday and people should not be put in harms way with the giant crowds. Someone is always hurt somewhere. Just stay home and enjoy the day. :)

  2. I hate the whole season (grinch. It's almost the same way I feel about Disneyland). I think I really just enjoy watching the kids have fun (both accounts) Sentimental.