Good deals or family meals?
Black Friday. We’ve all heard of it. A makeshift “holiday” America has brought up with which becomes more relevant every year. The idea of this so called “holiday” is just some of the biggest stores decide to attempt to sell a lot of their inventory for a very, very low price. The reason for this is the fact that they are trying to sell as much and as early of their inventory before the other stores reach those customers later on, nearing the winter holidays. This gives low income families a chance to purchase a wide variety of items from hundreds of stores. So what’s the problem?
As one of America’s oldest holidays, the day is meant to connect family and friends to feast together and give thanks to one another. It gives people an unofficial start to the holiday season, and a good reason to pig out. Although the holiday has been around for a very long time, up until recently it was the main focus of the week besides the days off for most people. Now, Black Friday has infiltrated the schedule of the week, adding another point for people to seek over. Yes, good deals are always something to be happy about, but is it taking away from the time we spend with family and friends?
The reason many have been getting frustrated in the past years with Black Friday is because the sales don’t even start on Friday anymore. The name has lost its context apparently, because deals have been starting to break out on Thanksgiving Thursday, giving people no time to even eat breakfast meals without getting bombarded by sales everywhere. Stores like Best Buy have started to open their stores early afternoon or even in the morning. But Black Friday hasn’t always been like this. Could this mean the fall of Thanksgiving Thursday?
With thousands of people in lines outside of stores around the country, it may appear that the people prefer these good deals over a nice quality meal with loved ones. Possessions have been something that we are told not to dwell over, but as first world country, it is inevitable. Although huge deals may hover over the day of the turkey, some hope that the day is not forgotten, as it is brought up from part of the foundation of American history.