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‘Big-business, low wages and Chinese economy’

10:11 am November 29th, 2012

Black Friday?

Not for me. A black eye seems more appealing than crawling out of bed at the crack of dawn to play tug-of-war with a wild-eyed, bargain-crazed shopper who forgot to comb her hair before she climbed in the car with a fist full of sale papers, barreled toward the nearest sale and tried to grab the $99 iPad right out of my hands.

That, anyway, is the vision my mind has created over the years when I think ‘Black Friday.’

A little exaggerated, I hope, but I’ll take an extra couple of hours tucked in with my flannel sheets any day.

And what about ‘Shop Local Saturday’? A good concept, but does it work? I imagine that same wild-eyed woman, sanity restored, exhausted, flat-broke and not likely to go out and “shop local” after black-eye Friday.

It seems backward to me.  Shouldn’t we be lined up with wads of cash and melting plastic to patronize our local businesses on Friday morning?

And then, maybe meander over to the mall Saturday afternoon to pick up a token gift that says “I supported big-business, low wages and the Chinese economy this holiday season!”

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