Friday, 28 November 2014
Black Friday free zone
Black Friday didn't appear in the UK consciousness until a couple of years ago, and considering it's the day following Thanksgiving, sounds particularly American to me.
Over here, we're making a point of staying away from any shops at all. Most people seem to have a hellish consumer-bent most days as far I can see, buying plastic crap they don't need, loading into plastic bags that they will throw away and then putting the lot in landfill just weeks later - so Black Friday just seems like more of the same with elbowing, fights and other disgusting behaviour thrown in.
Instead of fighting people for a plastic toy that's on offer, I decided to head in the other direction for some greenery and to remember what should be important at this time of year.
Who's with me?