Ha Ha - With web shopping, there really aren't any sales anymore, either, except for a few loss leaders, or the latest tech gadget - I figure some people just enjoy the mild shopping insanity during black friday. Yes, I stay home, too. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote :
Black Friday is nothing more than a plea from shitty big businessmen to "bail us out because we don't know how to run a corporation". For a lot of people it means "stay home Friday and stay away from the crazies on the road and at the stores". I'm waiting for "Red February". :-D On 11/27/2014 07:28 AM, fleetwood_macncheese@... mailto:fleetwood_macncheese@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: I keep forgetting about this black friday thing, here. Jesus. At least it is, technically, *after* Turkey Day, and so, the Xmas Season kickoff... I like Canada a lot - As much as I love the US tribe, Canada is always a kinder and gentler example, to me, of how to act as a country, though their much smaller population makes it all a bit easier to manage, too. I cannot recall ever having met a Canadian, who was not friendly, giving, personable, and trustworthy. I worked with several, for years, in various tech companies. Have only visited Ottowa, though - Loved It - Instant Europe. I don't know where it comes from, but my daughter is a big hockey fan - not quite religion, but it is her 'go to' game. Happy Thanksgiving, if yours is on the same day...or just good morning! ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> mailto:fleetwood_macncheese@... wrote : I mentioned about Thanksgiving, being a less commercial holiday than our others, and am curious if a similar holiday exists in the other countries represented here? In other words, one not tied to religion or patriotism, or a great person, but simply to give thanks for what we have. Canadian thanksgiving is pretty much the same but we don't have the big shopping thing the day after. Canadians tend to be a bit more understated than Americans in most things they do on a large scale - oh, except for the hockey thing. That is religion here and considered their own invention although I think some arguments exist that Holland invented the first hockey sticks and the idea of hitting objects around a frozen surface.