Mayhem Marks Black Friday — Again

Abandoning hearth and home, thousands of people across the country ran to heed the annual call of Black Friday. Just one day, or even less, after Americans gave thanks for all they have, hordes of shoppers looking for a bargain walked over each other for the first major holiday sales of the year. In their wake, they left chaos. Not just anticipated crowds and disappointed bargain hunters who couldn’t get to the TVs, computers or other objects of their attention. The Black Friday crowds this Read more […]

The Grinch that Stole Thanksgiving

My wife hates Christmas. Well, okay, that’s not quite true. My wife hates that Christmas trumps Thanksgiving. Every year, immediately following the Halloween promotions, stores and businesses gear up for Christmas. Trees and garland replace pumpkins and spider webs. Fall sales are quickly changed to Christmas or (more likely) holiday sales. Christmas music fills the radio airwaves for almost two full months as the Christmas push gets longer and longer. And except for being the day before Black Read more […]