Remember the outrage over the last couple of weeks regarding plans by greedy, evil, rich retail corporations that were planning to open early for their Black Friday sales, thereby ruining the family festivities of their employees, for example: here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here.
Remember? I posted about this as well.
Anyhoo, excellent news!
All the good people were so outraged over corporations infringing on the family time of their employees that they swarmed major retail outlets at the midnight opening bell … TO SHOP.
Reuters reports that Macy’s alone had approximately 10,000 people tearing through their store at midnight in Manhattan, Best Buy had people standing in line for hours, and that’s just for starters.
“By the time the sun rose Friday morning, exhausted shoppers were dozing, slumped over in chairs at area malls, surrounded by shopping bags. It was one sign that the midnight Black Friday sales were a hit with many deal-hungry consumers who took retailers up on their promotions and literally shopped until they dropped.” — Source: STL Today
Opening early for Black Friday sales was such a huge success that it’s likely to be the new norm.
Say hello to Black Thursday.
So, please. You know I love ya, but stop bashing on corporations for not caring about their employees and only being interested in profit.
Look to your neighbor. Look in the mirror. You sold out your fellow man for cheap shit at Macy’s, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart.
That … that is tasty.
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
- Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.
- Greed is eternal.
- Never place friendship above profit.