I’m sure you have heard a story about Black Friday shopping that made you stop and wonder what was wrong with the world. I’m talking about the story of the shopper who went too far. For me that story this year was of the woman who pepper-sprayed other shoppers to ensure she got the gaming system she wanted before it was gone.
I understand for a lot of people Black Friday shopping is something they enjoy. We all love a bargain, and from the looks of the store and mall parking lots a lot of people love to shop.
I don’t care for crowed shopping centers
I would prefer to spend my Black Friday with family. Some of my friends and even family members love to shop, a couple even enjoy Black Friday shopping. I don’t, not at all. I also don’t feel a great need for material things. I don’t need to keep up with the Jones’. So I can’t understand why people will resort to harming others to receive that discounted price on an item.
What were they thinking?
Are they buying these items for themselves? If so greed has gotten out of hand. Can you really enjoy an item you know you hurt someone else to own?
If these items are gifts, could they be acting this way believing the intended recipient won’t love them if this item isn’t under the tree? Is a game system really that important in the grand scheme of life?
Do you enjoy Black Friday shopping? If you do I would love to hear what it is about the experience that makes you brave crowds, weather and traffic just to be a part of it.