What is the scariest day of the year? If you said Halloween, you are incorrect. The days of Michael Myers, the Scream Mask and the Wicked Witch of the East are gone. Well, at least they’re gone in the frightening sense.
These days, Black Friday is the scariest day of the year. This is a day when people roll out of bed with a hint of evil in their eyes. Their one and only goal is to obtain the discounted items they so desire.
If you stand in their way, they will trample you. If they don’t trample you, they will cut you off in the parking lot, shove you while waiting in line, or trip you on your way inside the store. It’s gotten to the point where people are wearing body armor into some stores.
While this might sound ludicrous, it’s actually taking place. People are fearful for their lives. The irony is, those wearing body armor are acting the same as everyone else. That’s what happens when evil sets in; no one has a sense of empathy.
So, the next time you want to go out in your slippers and pajamas for a 5:00 a.m. sale on Black Friday, be prepared to experience the worst humanity has to offer.
If you don’t want to deal with this nonsense, take the Cyber Monday route instead. The only problem with this day is that people tend to get sidetracked when they go online.
If you play a Fantasy Sport, you might want to check your team’s injury report first. Or, perhaps you want to check your emails first. This can take a while, especially if you’re actually going to read them.
Both of these days were created for profit-driven companies hell bent on making more money. They offer discounted prices that only last a couple of hours during the most inconvenient times of the day.
By the time you get inside the store or get access to the website, the specials have expired, or the items are out of stock. After all the hype, you end up paying regular price or purchasing something more expensive.
So the next time you’re planning to shop on the Friday or Monday after Thanksgiving Day, take a moment and listen to the voices in your head whispering … “bait! bait! bait!”