Let’s face it, a large part of our population is going to go shopping on Friday. Netbooks, iPods, iPhones, those little foamy things that you lose from your iPod earphones, they’re gonna be big-big-big. My question is, when did this suddenly become a national obsession? Stores used to open at 6am on Friday, and now they’re opening on Thanksgiving. Gotta have that combo printer/backgammon board, after all.
Everywhere you turn, you see stories (like this one) about how big it’s going to be. Did this date get made into a legitimate national holiday? If so, are there Hallmark cards? If there are no Hallmark cards, then there can be no holiday. (This discussion sounds very Seinfeld-ish.) But you know it’s become a National Day of Importance..when it has a website. Check all the ads..right here. And good luck. I’ll be right here watching the streaming video from breathless CNBC reporters stationed at malls all over New Jersey.