The Friday after Thanksgiving each year is the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many years past, there was no such thing as "Black Friday", so named because a lot of stores open so early that the sun has not even begun to rise in the East.
I can even remember a time when THE earliest a store ever opened was 7 am. Now one chain is scheduled to open at 10pm Thanksgiving night. Establishments that already do business around the clock are scheduled to begin their sales at midnight Friday morning;with the earliest I personally have heard of any other retail establishment opening for business being THREE AM Friday morning!
Folks, I don't know about you, but I seriously thing this concept is getting a bit out of hand!
In any event, to those either brave or foolish enough to go out before the sunrise, I wish you a safe journey.
To those whose employers have them work on this Black Friday, you have my sympathy.
To those establishments who hope to cash in on this event, I wish you well, but still think there has to be a better way to earn an honest living.
And as for myself, I will be nestled all snug in my bed while everyone hunts bargains and the unknowns in the night they do dread.