Saturday. 11.25.06 11:56 pm
Black friday is such an odd name. My son asked me today, "mommy, what is black friday." I told him that it was the day after thanksgiving and he was not satisfied with that answer. So I looked it up.
The term refers to accounting books going from being in the "red" to being in the "black". The day after thanksgiving marks the first day of the holiday season. People begin shopping and stores begin to offer bargins. In other words, the stores finally start making a profit.
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Saturday. 11.25.06 11:20 am
It was awesome to see so many people waiting in the dark fog for stores to open. It seems so crazy for some but for these people, this is that one SPECIAL day of the year. To miss it would mean death.
My son works at Target and their store opened at 6am. When we got there the line went all the way around the store and into the parking lot. The parking lot was full. You saw people in their sweat suits and jackets standing in the dark and the fog was pretty heavy as well. Over in the mall parking lot, you could see parked cars way out into the areas where nobody parks. I could not BELIEVE how full the lot was at 5:45am.
I did not get to participate this year because I am so broke ass but next year I plan to be there!!!
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