Tag Archives: Black Friday

The dark of Black Friday

If evidence is needed that the spirit of Christmas has been irretrievably lost, look no further than the customers drawn to a Los Angeles area Walmart. Detectives say a woman used pepper spray on other shoppers in an attempt to … Continue reading

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Tis the Season for Magoo.

As it is that time of the year, when our hearts and minds turn to all things Black Friday, it struck me to re-read A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday story from Charles Dickens. It is a particularly vivid story … Continue reading

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Black Friday origin: Don’t believe that profit thing.

Sometime this season, you’ll hear a reporter describe the reason behind the phrase Black Friday. If they mention the word ‘profits’ anywhere in the report, don’t believe what you hear. The reporter hasn’t done his or her homework. Black Friday … Continue reading

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Black Friday and the need for retail robots.

If the Black Friday shopping events could be staffed by robots rather than living, breathing employees, having the sales begin on the evening of Thanksgiving would make a lot of sense. It is debatable how many shoppers truly love the … Continue reading

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