A la hora de las festividades, noviembre es sinónimo de Acción de Gracias y compras del Viernes Negro o Black Friday, que será el próximo 27 de noviembre.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, seems to be starting earlier every year. First we saw stores opening to hordes of shoppers at 4 a.m. Friday, then at 3 a.m., a few years back. Now some big-box retailers aren't even waiting that long. They're opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day this year, hoping families will eat and run to the nearest mall.
I saw this great cartoon the other day. "Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have." Funny, but true.
Bah Humbug! That pretty much sums up my feelings about participating in Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when we're all encouraged to join the mobs and march off to the shopping mall in the wee hours of the morning to buy, buy, buy as the first official act of celebrating the holiday season.
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