08 Nov 2022
Black Friday, Every Friday
At one point in my life there was no such thing as “Black Friday”. Well, there was, but it referred to the historical stock market crash in October of 1929 that decimated fortunes and sadly was the opening act of a very bad decade. Around 25 years ago a retail shopping phenomenon developed that would come to be known as “Black Friday”. In the days before e-commerce was a thing, people actually got up at the crack of dawn to go shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Retailers seeking to out-sell their competition, opened their doors a little earlier each year, until it became unnecessary to set an alarm at all. The shopping would commence at midnight.