I just had a conversation with an attorney in my office. I was trying to be funny, but since he didn’t understand the basic concept of Black Friday, my humor was lost on blissful ignorance.
Today I received an email from Amazon.com highlighting their Countdown to Black Friday savings bonanza. Black Friday is a retail marketing ploy to get us, the shoppers, out for massive Christmas spending. (Strangely between the hours of 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. when the normal world should be sleeping in on their joyous day off work!)
Now, Amazon.com is an online shopping experience, therefore, they are supposed to regale Cyber Monday. When all of those at work on Monday don’t really want to work. (They are so exhausted from getting up way too early all that previous weekend long to go shopping between the hours of 4 a.m. and 9 a.m.) They can sit at their office computers and order everything to be delivered directly to their family’s doorsteps! It saves all of that extra holiday spirit mumbo-jumbo crap like waiting in long cashier lines, fighting over the last “in” toy that Junior MUST have and suffering through the traffic. I don’t know about your State, but where I live all traffic signals and legal driving rules take a backseat to “getting to the mall first”.
So, attempting to explain Black Friday and Cyber Monday was all for naught, because the attorney simply looked at me and said, “Is that a southern negro thing?”
He was just pulling my chain, right?