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If I were to tell you that one day a year you would see people waiting in line for hours, fighting, yelling, protesting, going to the hospital for serious injuries, trampling over the elderly and killing them, spending all their savings, and people generally being as selfish as humanly possible, what day would you think I was talking about? Yup, Thanksgiving. That's the first thing that comes to my mind, anyway.
So it is now that special time of year. The time for giving thanks to all of your family, friends, coworkers, and strangers alike. But there's one big flaw....Black Friday. The holiday specifically created by the media to ramp up sales for the poorest performance time of the year. Now it has grown into a monstrously disgusting day.
First of all, the sales that you get on Black Friday really aren't that special. Most of the prices are available in the few weeks that follow. Secondly, the ABSOLUTE most hypocritical thing you could possibly do after Thanksgiving, is go on a shopping spree for stuff YOU DO NOT EVEN NEED. You go to these stores and push people out of the way to get something for yourself....for a semi-decent coupon price. That is the opposite of what Thanksgiving is for....
It wouldn't be so hypocritical if it were a week or two later, but no, it's on Thanksgiving. People are forced to go to work at grocery store, clothing stores, and electronic stores just to serve the people who "gave thanks" and tried to portray their selflessness just hours before.
The ones who do these ridiculous acts, are at complete fault for letting this horrible day thrive. I would say I hope people stop doing this, but I know that isn't going to happen. Hypocrisy, selfishness, and greed of people will never cease if they are told they are getting the deal of a lifetime.