donkeykongBlack Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season.  Many non-retail employees and schools have both Thanksgiving and the day after off, followed by a weekend, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate,have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.

Here’s how some  individuals spent their Black Friday in the United States:

The notion of ‘Black Friday’ has become a very disturbing and violent event.  “This has rapidly evolved over the past few years as retailers look to squeeze additional revenue out of their stores with competitive discounts and other incentives.”  Could you please let me know if you were successful in purchasing your entertainment console, smart device or television?  That’s just it – the retailer is only making a handful of these “sale” items available to the masses that are waiting outside in the early AM hours.

I’m wondering how CYBER MONDAY can top today’s antics.  PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS!!!