Black Friday

It’s the Most Disgusting Day of the Year!

I don’t like this. One day removed from being thankful for family, friends, love, and well being all is forgotten in the name of buying some cheap shit. Nothing you were thankful for yesterday can be bought today.  Happiness and love does not come wrapped up with a bow or for 50% off. None of it is real, it’s just stuff! As if one day isn’t bad enough a lot of stores are having Black Friday week or weekend long sales. Reports from the last few years put Black Friday weekend spending at upwards of $50 billion. $50 billion! on a bunch of stuff. Why aren’t we using that money to shelter and feed the homeless, help those less fortunate, or buy some toys for kids who are going to get nothing this year at Christmas?

But I guess it isn’t our fault. As Lily Allen says “I am a weapon of massive consumption, but it’s not my fault, it’s how I’m programmed to function”.