Or what I call the day I don’t leave the house for love nor money.
During the 30+ years I lived in the States I managed to avoid the mass hysteria that is the start of the holiday shopping season. I knew people who partook, though. Lining up at the butt-crack of dawn, and earlier, to snag a deal. Just the thought of the crowds and the turmoil made me want to find the nearest cave.
In recent years, today has also become Buy Nothing Day. I’m glad I’m not alone in my retail avoidance. Heck, the average day is BND for me because I really, really, really, dislike shopping. Thank goodness for the Internet and online retailers!
Tomorrow is Shop Local Day, or Small Business Day, or something along those lines. That’s a day of gift shopping I fully support. But not at the crack of dawn.
Here’s a lovely photo of a lovely dawn spent in a lovely spot that is not the mall.
Do you enjoy the excitement of Black Friday? Dread it but do it anyway? Hide in your house with a good book?