"Mild shopping insanity"? Shirley, you jest. It'll be a free for all and we'll see if they out due last year's rampages. "Red February" will be when the big stores reveal how poor sales were during the holiday season and how many people they will be laying off. And how do they expect people to buy things when they don't have any money?

Somebody in the UK made an image of Walmart Black Friday look like a Nazi rally:


On 11/27/2014 09:58 AM, fleetwood_macnche...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:

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

    ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
    <mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>, <awoelflebater@...>
    <mailto:awoelflebater@...> wrote :

    ---In 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.*/

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