Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Not-So-Black Friday

It's a bit tough to participate in an orgy of consumerism when the unemployment rate is over 10%, so this year's Black Friday will probably be more sparsely populated than the ones in years past. There will be, however, a small but dedicated contingent of hardcore "flippers" looking to seize one of the ten $300 HDTVs on sale at the local Best Buy in order to make profit on resale. The economy has made these people desperate, so I think I'll sit this one out - no need to get trampled underfoot over discounted electronics.

Have a safe and happy Black Friday.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


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