Friday, November 27, 2009

Black as your Soul Friday

"Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts." -- Henry David Thoreau

Our local paper has a Black Friday blog page where they post all the best deals in the Valley.  They posted this one this morning: Botox special - "Get your first 25 units of Botox for $5.99 per unit (regularly $7.99) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday (Nov. 27) at Derma Health Institute in Ahwatukee ..."

I shit you not. If that doesn't just about sum up this pointless day, nothing does. What perfect symbolism: Botox/Black Friday - vacuous, materialistic, and more about looks than substance.


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3 comments:

wunelle said...

On my long drive home today from KY, I listened to an NPR story about Black Friday in Maryland. People lined up at a Target store for hours waiting for a 4:30 am opening. How sad. I guess if you really want a cheap TV....

CyberKitten said...

I've heard of it - but what exactly *is* Black Friday?

dbackdad said...

"Black Friday" is supposedly the biggest shopping day of the year ... the day after Thanksgiving. So, American businesses all have ridiculous "door buster" sales and open up at silly times (like Midnight or they stay open all night). It's just organized chaos for people to lose sleep over and to fight with 80 year old ladies over junk merchandise.

Consider yourself lucky that it is a custom that apparently hasn't made it to your side of the pond.