24. Nov, 2018

Time to rename Black Friday?

Supporting a funny story https://pixabay.com/en/smiley-wink-emoticon-smilies-eye-295353/

If you knew this "In recent years, another myth has surfaced that gives a particularly ugly twist to the tradition, claiming that back in the 1800s Southern plantation owners could buy slaves at a discount on the day after Thanksgiving. Though this version of Black Friday’s roots has understandably led some to call for a boycott of the retail holiday, it has no basis in fact." would to still go shopping?            https://www.history.com/news/whats-the-real-history-of-black-friday 

Everybody has to decide this personally. I am just complaining about all the countries that are taking over a tradition from another country without trying to understanding the background. In some countries the day was even used to go on strike, like in Germany and Spain  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-strikes-germany/amazon-workers-strike-in-germany-spain-on-black-friday-idUSKCN1NS1AU 

Thanks to my wife and daughter by the way for bringing up the topic and sharing the background information, always good for one or two posts Wink.

So to be on the save side, why not renaming Black Friday to something else? Gives it a personal flavor, you are out of any historical discussion that might come up and it would be a SMART move anyway. Just call it SMART FRIDAY instead - Shop Most Articles Rather Thoughtless - as good as any other idea Thumbs
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