Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

Black Friday

I actually braved a store this Black Friday. Our cordless phones are going out (flaky base station). I was hoping for the AT&T 4-Set, as it had 300 user ratings and four stars, but by the time that I arrived (7:45), all of those were sold out.

I did take a look at the remaining phones in order to determine which ones had headphone jacks. Turns out, only the AT&T's did, so I picked up a 3-Pack. I did not save any $$$, but I did get phones that met our needs. Value is saving money, which I did not achieve, but value is also meeting your needs.

So year, I went out on Black Friday and paid full price. Go me.

Turkey Day went well. It was the usual stuff-your-face fest.

I've been thinking about Turkey Day lately. People try to make it more meaningful by turning to the "Thanks" part. I think that foolish. At first glance, it seems as if a day about overeating is just indulgent and materialistic. However, when you sit back and think about it, "the feast" is among the most basic and important parts of being human. ALL HUMANS have feasts. All humans sit down and eat together. It is a way to bring in our neighbors, bring in new friends, and creates the very community that we so revere.

So next time that you sit down, feel good about yourself, because you had it right the whole time.

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