The day after Thanksgiving can bring out the worst in holiday shoppers. The deals are great, and some only come once in a year, but when the doors open, the torrents of shoppers suddenly turn into mean, green spending machines. This year, many stores started their Black Friday deals late on Thanksgiving Day, decreasing the overall number of arrests and injuries associated with the day. The rise of Cyber Monday likely has an effect on the crowds now, too.
Read on for some quotes in honor of the shopping frenzy of the holiday season:
“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.” – Bill Gates
“Only in America do people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” – Author Unknown
“Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.” – Erma Bombeck
“Consumerism has a religious day called Black Friday.” – Jarod Kintz
“Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” – Dave Barry