Black Thursday or Friday can be viewed in both a good and bad light. People should have the courtesy to respect family time for those who want it, while permitting a distinct opportunity aimed at shopping for the best holiday deals. There used to be a time when Black Friday was actually on a Friday, who would have known? The stimulus package was implemented by the government to encourage people to spend more money in order to help bring the economy out of recession. While this may be have been the original intention, it highlighted (Walsh), and possibly promoted the crazy,...
Holiday shopping, for me, is a nightmare because of the abundance of crowds, all of the fighting and competitiveness. I believe those last minute shoppers are the worst, they are the ones that are rude and impatient. For some people, with lots of patience, dealing with holiday shoppers is a good experience. For people like me, who has very little patience, it is a dreadful experience. Another aspect of shopping during the holidays is dealing with tired, overworked and frustrated employees. They are just trying to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, so they can go home to their families. Meanwhile, you have those employees that are cheerful and are eager to help the distraught shoppers. Also, during the holidays horrible accidents can occur often at this time of year. I am going to portray the dangers and mishaps that can occur during the holidays. I am not anti-holiday, but the older I get the more I don't have any desire to be exposed to all of the potential chaos.
The year 2005 is drawing near to its end, which means that the holiday season is approaching once again. And that means lots of shopping-- at least for most people.
First off, he explains that nowadays Christmas is directly associated with commercialism and that people now feel as if they have to buy things for other people. Whether that be something they will use every day, something that they will throw in the back of their closet and forget about or something that they will just throw away. Not only do they buy the gifts, they buy wrapping paper, bows, cards, bags, tissue paper and many other unneeded things. Which is true, but there are many ways to get around the typical holiday gifts. Some families make things for their direct family members and some families just have a dinner and go their separate ways.
But now when I think of December, I envision all of the decorations and lights that will consume both the inside and outside of my house. Christmas carols play in my head and I smell the aroma of peppermint hot chocolate, Gingerbread men, and Balsam Fir. I feel the exact same excitement and happiness that I did when I was seven because I believe in Santa. The man I once associated with presents for the good and coal for the naughty represented the joy and anticipation I felt as a child and still does in some way. But now, Santa also stands as a representation of my optimism and ability to look past any obstacles and towards an inevitability bright future. When I lost Santa I was young and naive and did not pay attention to the world around me, but now that I have found him I am able to connect with those around me through holiday spirit. Christmas is not about what others can do for me, it’s about what I can do for others to make their winters as bright as mine. This I
According to the current data, depending on the source being used, the United States is often regarded as a capitalist economy, but it is actually a “mixed economy” that is fueled by consumerism. In a mixed economy there is private economic freedom mixed with the government having control of the markets. In the day to day shuffle, society feels the consumerism and its manipulating control of patrons. Consumerism is a form of government control which leads society to form an almost uncontrollable buying habit, especially during the holiday season. Holidays, once spent with family to praise and give thanks, are now being taken over by the government causing a split up families during the holiday with the allure of unbelievable sales. Author Matt Walsh wrote an insightful online Huffington Post article titled, If You Shop on Thanksgiving, You Are Part of the Problem. In his article he also shows strong concern for society’s outrageous spending habits during the holiday season, and how the government fuels the shopping frenzy. Matt Walsh additionally goes so far as to state, “Why give thanks for what you have when there’s so much you don’t have? That’s the new meaning of Thanksgiving: count your blessings, and then buy some more blessings and count them again” (Walsh). Society has the strength in numbers in order to help stop the government from its money driven ways which plays a role in families growing further apart. Society must be rehabilitated and forego this buying habit by returning to traditional family values, and not allowing the government to rape the family unit through clever economic brainwashing.
They should move Black Friday or close it on Thanksgiving because more people should go on the internet so not as many people get harmed and you should also think about the workers lives and there are better sales near Christmas anyways. Even though Black Friday is a very popular (almost holiday) you might want to think that workers have lives too, also Thanksgiving because it is one of the most important holidays ever, so they should either move back Black Friday or close Black Friday on Thanksgiving.
Influenced by western culture, many Hong Kong people, including me, think that Christmas is an important festival. I enjoy spending the holiday, celebrating with my friends. For the last Christmas, some of my friends suggested that we can exchange the Christmas present and have dinner on the Christmas Eve. I went to a shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui before that day, wished to buy Christmas gifts for my friends. It was quite crowed in the mall since many people were there wanted to strive for perfect gifts too. Finally I brought a snowman doll for gift exchange, a small Christmas t...
With the first chill of December, the holiday spirit fills the air, and families gather to reminisce over delicious meals, exchange heartfelt gifts and create joyful memories throughout the season. It is a season of tradition and ritual. Some will watch a favorite holiday movie. Others will bake a delicious cake using a grandmother’s treasured recipe. Humans crave security and a sense of belonging, and these purposeful routines strengthen family bonds, create cherished memories and instill a sense of family unity. It’s really never too late to start new traditions with your children or revive old ones.
I think that stores take it too far by dropping the prices which is called black Friday where people go and pack stores and fight over toys. I think that black Friday is an outrageous event, and it is a retarded idea. I