Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Black" Friday Indeed

Greed! Materialism! Gotta have it at any cost! That is what Black Friday is really all about. It's I'm going to get what I want and if you get in my way, watch out mentality.
I just can't believe the terrible things I've been hearing about that's happened at some stores on Black Friday. A shopper pepper sprays customers so she can get ahead of them to get some cheap game system. Really lady? Is a game worth losing your family possibly forever because you will be in prison?
The guy  who shot a shopper who refused to give up his purchases, because he was too lazy and/or cheap to go and buy his own stuff and the granddaddy of all chutzpa is the poor man who collapsed at a store and died while shoppers stepped over him instead of  helping him. Did they think perhaps he was drunk and had passed out? At least some nurses finally came to his aid but by then it was too late.

This is what happens when people store their treasures on earth. Jesus warns us against such behavior.  You can't take it with you folks! Wouldn't it be awesome if the popular stores like Walmart, Target etc refused to participate in Black Friday? Wouldn't it be great if all the stores did this?
They could do Cyber Monday instead or even just open at their regular hour and close a little later without having a gynormous sale. But unfortunately that will never happen :(

1 comment:

  1. Such a sad case.....I hate that the big markets and stores make the day we choose to celebrate Christ birthday as a money making machine....greedy is right. I don't even attempt to shop on that gets bad enough just going to Walmart for groceries during the holiday season. It can be like a mad house ..truly.


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