Ah Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving where many stores offer great deals on select items in an attempt to get people to shop at them for Christmas. It is a headache for the shoppers and store employees alike. Even before you get to the store it becomes a headache just from driving in the traffic. The parking lots are packed as you try to find one single open spot remotely close to the store you want to get into.
But you must get that TV that is 60% less then normal or the new gadget that is 80% discounted. For some this is worth the headache and hassle. What about the others though? Some dread going out on this day for the simple fact that most humans turn into primal animals. Their lust and desire for the deals turned them into hardened fiends. They must get to the deals no matter the cost and before the store runs out.
This takes a toll on those who are using their day off to start Christmas shopping and general goods shopping, ignoring the “black deals” that others directly aim for. These innocent people are sometimes caught in the crossfire. The Black Deal shoppers will take their rage and anger out on them if there is any interference. This can lead to physical and emotional damage on both sides.
For the workers it can even be more damaging. They have to endure the ridicules and crossness from these customers! While you may think that the workers are just doing their job sometimes the stores have them come in at the early hours of the morning. When the store then opens people flood in like a wave and try to grab all the good deals before anyone else does. What then happens when a deal is gone? Those customers take it out on the workers.
What can be done to avoid this? Stay indoors! Don’t go out on this day. Avoid anything that will cause you to leave the safety of your home. Only go out if there is absolutely no choice. If you do go out remember the above and try to keep it in mind as you work your way through the horror and confusion that is Black Friday.