Ok let's DENY IGNORANCE HERE!
Those are totals from 2006 there have yet been any Death's reported this year! I doubt that these are outrageous statistics in a country over
350 Million for any day!
This is an exaggeration and flat out sensationalism!
Other opening events or Soccer games have higher injury and death counts on any day other than the so called "Black Friday"!
edit on 29-11-2013 by abeverage because: of boycotting shopping on black friday...lol
I posted it for interest. Saw it linked on Memebase, thought others might like to be underwhelmed by the lack of violent deaths at the unholy black
"Black Friday" was coined by retailers as a way to sensationalize the day. It helps staffing and buyer interest. T-Mobile called it "Magenta
Friday", and we all wore pink t-shirts (the only pink shirt I own is one left over from then that i wear around the house).
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You almost seem disappointed there aren't more deaths.
I bet that since you don't know me it is hard to judge my sarcastic nature.
No. I am not disapointed. To be honest, I am disassociated from "the rest of the world" to the extent needed to not really care that much. It would
be exhausting in the modern technological age if i weren't. I'd end up like my sister, sitting and crying all day over every person who has a prayer
request up on Facebook. Ain't nobody got time for that.
It is more that I am underwhelmed. This applies context to the doom porn naysayers of ATS who, while on their nifty Iphone's, bemoan the evil
capitalist holy day of Black Friday.
What you, sarcastic
They've never had the pleasure of being entertained when you and Zarni have at it!!
Any how, we used to work a kiosk the 6 weeks before Christmas in a mall. We don't any more due to the rent going up, especially on the good malls,
plus the long hours is hard on my husband any more.
But where the term 'Black Friday' came from, and we asked this question to several store managers many years ago, is that most stores depend on the
holidays to make 70%-80% of their money for the whole year.
Hence, they stay in the 'red' until Thanksgiving, which the 'Black Friday' helps many stores get back into black so to speak.
There are many stores don't like it when specialty kiosks set up for the 6 weeks because it takes away from them, after they had sweated it out all
year long. Which I understand & don't blame them.
So when you go to a mall in the summer time and it's dead as a door nail, they'll make up for their losses come Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays.
Needless to say, we stay clear of any Black Friday madness now a days.
When we had to work it, that's one thing.
But we aren't crazy enough or desperate enough for any one product.
Besides, the best deals are after
the first of the year. That's when we like to go if we need/want some thing.
Out with the old, in with the new, up to 80% off some times.
Then you get pissed off at the markup they had on the original price tag. What a rip off!!
What schmucks people are...
[Of course, this started out with malls mainly, but over the years, Wally World and others of the like have caught on to it now. Except now, they've
added Thanksgiving night to the mix]
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