I hold an unhealthy grudge against those who choose to shop on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. In all honesty I only volunteered for the Thanksgiving overnight shift because I would then not have to wake up at some ungodly hour in the morning for Black Friday. The extra holiday pay is really not worth cutting my once guaranteed day off from the corporate. And by day off having the entire 24 hours not being required to go to work like a day off should be.
I’m going to let you in on a not so much a secret about most Black Friday deals you supposedly get for all of those coveted and discounted electronic items y’all are vying for.
- It’s glorified clearance because the newer models are soon to be released, so retailers need to clear out room for the new stock.
- The “new” items are actually made out of cheaper and/or poorer quality parts, so it’s more likely to fail sooner and therefore forcing you to spend more on repairs or a replacement.
Don’t bitch about all of the sale items being snatched up. That was the point to draw you into the store. It is not my fault that we were only given a small number of the doorbuster items. No, I cannot pull a laptop or tablet out of my bum.
In all honesty I don’t think risking violent trampling, stabbings, mentally unstable people wielding dangerous objects and whatnot are not worth it for an off-brand TV that may possibly explode in a couple weeks. And I would hope that you were at least nice to the retail zombies who were all exhausted from dealing with crazed greedy people. Don’t hold it against them if they were less than enthused. How cheerful would you be if you just worked from 8 PM to 2 AM Thanksgiving night and then 1 PM to 9 PM Black Friday? You would be damn exhausted too.
Meanwhile I’ll take my exhausted retail slave self and safely buy things online in my yoga pants. No need to put on real pants or fight for parking here. I do not fear that the delivery people will not stab me because I got a new shiny toy.