To Hell With Black Friday

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About Noah Brand

Noah Brand is an Editor-at-Large at Good Men Project, and possibly also a cartoon character from the 1930s. His life, when it is written, will read better than it lived. He is usually found in Portland, Oregon, directly underneath a very nice hat.

Comments

  1. I agree with you. Black Friday is a celebration of consumerism at its worst. Way too many people have lost sight of what’s really important. They are literally fighting to save a few dollars on something that will only bring them short term satisfaction. I wish that more people would put this time and energy into helping other people or improving their communities, but that doesn’t seem to be the American way right now.

  2. I don’t shop during black Friday because I remember an article where a poor man who worked at a Wal-mart was trampled to death by the customers. What happened was there was a giant crowd outside the store waiting to get in as the doors did not open, then some assholes in the back began to push the people in front of them, causing a domino effect which made the people at the front press up against the door. In due time the doors broke inward and everyone rushed inside, and the guy was basically walked right over while everyone just went about. I just couldn’t believe it, no body stopped.

    Now, the only time I would dare to shop during something like this is on December the 26, boxing day. Why? Chapters gives great deals then, and every time I went there it is never as bad as Black Friday, the place ain’t over crowded and the employee’s are still in good spirits.

  3. As a retail worker, I find black friday to be literally the worst idea ever come up with by our society. It’s torture to work retail during this season and has actually made me despise the holidays.

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