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Nov 30

Black Friday disgusts me.  It doesn”t get more capitalistic than this day.  Every year thousands of people line up early to take advantage of massive deals on popular items at all retail stores.  Each year it seems that retailers begin to open earlier and earlier, however, this year it went far beyond that… As if not opening at 5:00 AM on the following Friday after Turkey day, now retailers are opening on Thanksgiving day in the early evening.

On the drive home from dinner I noticed lines of cars at exits to outlet malls and continual commercials on the radio.  The idea of giving presents for Christmas already doesn’t set well with me, but what gets me the most is the shear force of the marketing behind the holidays.  The amount marketing and advertising leading up to Black Friday, Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, and other holidays has gotten ridiculous.

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