Slowly, we flip through the pages, studying carefully to see if there is anything we want. After we identify the items we want, we rescan the ad to check what times the items will go on sale. Contrary to the previous year, the first even for this Black Friday will begin at 6:00 pm Thanksgiving day. This earlier starting time appalls my family. My mother complains, “Companies are just getting greedier and greedier every year. Next year they’ll probably start on Thanksgiving morning. And the year after that, they’ll start on Halloween!” Even though the earlier start time seriously conflicted with some morals, we still decide to attend the event.
Going Into Battle
I head to Walmart from my house at about 5...
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...aiting. Each year, Black Friday seems to start earlier and earlier. This year, Walmart’s Black Friday started at 6:00 pm, Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday encroaches on Thanksgiving and de-emphasizes the holiday’s importance. Furthermore, Black Friday essentially can be established as its own holiday.
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