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Black Friday Five (aka Buy Nothing Day)

Courtesy of RevGalBlog: This is a "Black Friday" Five (aka Buy Nothing Day) in honor of the busiest shopping day of the year [in the U.S.]:

1. Would you ever/have you ever stood in line for something--tickets, good deals on electronics, Tickle Me Elmo? I’ve stood in many a line to buy movie tickets, the last of which was Star Wars: Phantom Menance. Some time after that, I got the clue about buying online, heh.

2. Do you enjoy shopping as a recreational activity?
Only if I don’t need anything. If I need something specific, then it becomes a chore because I can’t buy the item if I don’t find the best deal. A habbit built during our graduate school days. And in recent years, augmented by ruminating on how to treat my stuff.

3. Your favorite place to browse without necessarily buying anything.
Kirklands. And the local art gallery. Okay, I admit it: Walmart, too.

4. Gift cards: handy gifts for the loved one who has everything, or cold impersonal symbol of all that is wrong in our culture?
How about easy out for gifts for teenagers who won’t like anything you buy them anyway. Heh.

5. Discuss the spiritual and theological issues inherent in people coming to blows over a Playstation 3.
Oiy.
(Image: by loumurphy at flickr; some rights reserved)

Comments

Songbird said…
So true about the teenagers...
Cathy said…
Teenagers can be so hard to please.
BTW, I like going into walmart too..
rev maria said…
I had a teenaged friend who expected to return all her gifts and get what she wanted the day after Christmas. Gift cards would really work for her!
I was prepared to wait for Revenge of the Sith and all the Harry Potters but I got lucky. Practically walked in for midnight showings.
hipchickmamma said…
i think you hit the nail on the head about gift cards! i really love your answer to #5.
Carmen Andres said…
thanks y'all for stopping by!