October through November is my website design business’s busiest time of the year. Second, my wife and I just had our first – A beautiful little girl. Next, I contracted the flu. Finally, after all that, I got food poisoning. I hope I am now able to get back into the groove slowly.
I’ve been wanting to write about this since the first time I heard about the black Friday massacre at Walmart. Yes, as most of you know, someone was trampled to death in a stampede of people. Although, I sincerely doubt people are up at 4 a.m. buying gifts for someone else. I’m sorry but if I’m shopping that early in those crowds, I’m not shopping for aunt sally. I think it’s safe to say that most people are shopping for themselves first.
With that said, here is something ironic. Why is it that the greediest day of the year is the day after the most thankful day of the year? It’s absolutely true. Black Friday should be renamed “Greed Friday”. I’m not saying that if you go shopping on Black Friday that you are greedy. I went shopping on Black Friday, so I guess it’s OK for you too.
It’s just a shame that our time of thankfulness only lasts for 24 hours. It also makes you wonder about the Spiritual powers involved in this evil world system. Do you think it’s a coincidence that Black Friday is right after Thanksgiving? Maybe our spiritual enemy had something to do with its timing? It’s like we are praying to God thanking him for our blessings but at the same time we have our riches still grasped tight in our folded hands.
Nick D says
There are some who are saying that Walmart should be charged with inciting a riot. Either way, they should have been much better staffed when they knew that the crowd at the store was likely to be out of control. Let’s hope that next year they spend the money to rent off-duty cops who can adequately control the situation.
Regardless of whether or not selfish greedy people shop on Black Friday, they also shop all the other days of the year.
I think a wise mom and faithful steward of the finances God allows us to have should shop for their needs no matter when the sale is. I wouldn’t miss church over a sale, but if Black Friday has the best deals, then I can provide for my family better on that day. ;O)