Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

I guess it's now official

The term "Black Friday" has been in common use for at least 20 years now, as the common slang for the day after Thanksgiving, when stores get deluged by shoppers. It's the day every store prays for and dreads: when things get chaotic and uncontrollable, but the sales get really great.

So I'm fascinated that this year, for the first time that I recall, the term seems to have become overt and universal. The email flyers we're getting have pretty consistently stopped saying "Day After Thanksgiving", and simply have "Black Friday" in their subject lines, as if that were a national holiday unto itself. I'm not sure whether that reflects wishful thinking or gallows humor...
Tags: economy

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