I am not sure how I feel about this. Can you tell me more about the changes? Do they affect me, personally, if I never participated in Black Friday? Can I join i nthe new festivities freely? This is all so confusing.
I'm actually getting a pretty good laugh out of this one!
It is a little racist, though. "Black Friday" has nothing to do with a specific race of people, it's about the friday after Thanksgiving, when everyone's going out to get their Christmas shopping done early! It's not a term of endearment for any police department, as it is also a day loaded with traffic jams, people mobbing stores and of course, LOTS of jaywalkers. Yep. I'm not sure how they coined the term, since there's nothing specifically black about black friday.
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It's 'cause it's bad, and everybody hates it. Same as the Black Plague. Black = bad
Aha! That's right! It slipped my mind! Thank you for the explanation! Although, I can't quite grasp why black is always *inherently bad*; it seems not only racist, but presumptuous! Oil is black, but the only thing bad about it is how dependent we are of it!
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Post by AllenSmithee on Nov 12, 2010 20:48:25 GMT -5
What's Black Friday?
I mean, I understand, it's after Thanksgiving, but I guess that's American Thanksgiving (and I dunno what you'd be thankful for... "I'm thankful for raping, killing, burning, razing, and otherwise crippling the natives lands, and for stealing their skills and ripping them off in deals... Yes, I'm thankful for taking advantage of a mostly superior -- at least in terms of cleanliness -- people." Like really? Although I can't say my British ancestors were much better with Canada, but hey, French Canadians integrated well with the Natives. Odd, since they're a totally Catholic society)
So you buy early Chrissy gifts?
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Post by Radical Hair on Nov 12, 2010 21:01:31 GMT -5
...Yeah, you pretty much hit the nail on the head there about thanksgiving!
Black Friday though, is more or less a way for Companies to get back into the black before the... 3rd? 4th quarter? Someone please correct me, but it's so that they can get their books into the black before the end of the fiscal year.
I'm not sure if the phrase is only used in America, but being 'In the Black' means that you've made money, while being 'In the Red' means you've lost it.
The idea on Black Friday is to sell big-ticket items closer to retail price, or what the store itself paid for it. They make a little less money on each sell, but people tend to buy a LOT on this day, so the quantity makes up for it. It's also a good way to push items that haven't been selling well. For example, old models of electronics almost always get slashed in prices.
So pretty much, it's 'Let's charge a little less per item, to trick people into buying things they'd never get normally' day!
Post by Raison D'etritus on Nov 12, 2010 21:02:08 GMT -5
I'm thankful for raping, killing, burning, razing, and otherwise crippling the natives lands, and for stealing their skills and ripping them off in deals... Yes, I'm thankful for taking advantage of a mostly superior -- at least in terms of cleanliness -- people."
I'm part Shawnee, so I found this quite funny! Of course, the rest of me is German, so I can't really talk about ancestral persecution.
Personally, I'm always just thankful for the turkey! (granted, I don't really DO holidays anymore, but I always accept the leftovers afterward!)
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