Posted By Kathleen David on November 26, 2004
I have worked a lot of retail in my life. I have worked in department stores, bookstores, specialty retail, and comic book shops. On a number of occasions I worked the Friday after Thanksgiving or Black Friday as it is known in the trade. Today is used to gage the rest of the holiday buying season. For some it is a make or break day. For larger chain stores, the monetary goal for the store that day is jacked up to the stratosphere. This day is all about trying to make a profit for retailers. I have made it my personal goal not to buy anything today or even go out into the madness.
In high school a bunch of friends and I would go to the mall just to watch the insanity. People fighting over the early bird specials or yelling at the manager that the super special VCR at a price of 29.99 of which each store had only twenty to sell was gone. Of course they