Sunday, November 27, 2005

Help, my blogbuddies!

What is this 'Black Friday' you are all talking about? Something to do with Thanksgiving?
The only Black Friday I know of is Good Friday - at Easter.

Please can someone explain to a little ol' English girl what Black Friday is?

Thanks :-)

cq

18 comments:

CyberKitten said...

Black Friday...? Never heard of it....

Black Wednesday...? Yup heard of that... But Friday... Nope...

Marcia said...

ha... it's a silly american thing...

the day after Thanksgiving is "the biggest shopping day of the year" and also the day when shops go from being in debt (the red) to being profitable (the black)... hence... black friday.

wouldn't it drive you NUTS running a business that was in the red for 11 months? Or maybe they're talking about the fiscal year, which starts at the beginning of the 3rd quarter? I have no idea. But that's what they say...

David said...

I think it takes on a more sinister meaning now that thre are fights, and violence associated with the start of the Holiday madness these idiots call shopping. I truly love to get, and love to make, Hand-made gifts. If its by an artist-craftsman then good that we keep them alive, if it by the giver, even better! I have a piece of my loved ones heart and not just his or her wallet.

craziequeen said...

ah - ok.......I think.....I thought it might be something like that...
thanks Mar-see-ah [bg] and David.

wow - fancy letting your annual profits ride on one day!

Our fiscal year runs from April to April....
And our shops are in trouble anyway because everyone is starting to spend less. They're already panicking over Christmas projections.

I like buying books for presents - you can't beat a good book, especially for children. I already have my eye on a couple for my god-daughter and Aginoth Jnr.

cq

Lisa said...

David has the meaning of Black Friday correct. It's all about profits. It's absolute madness. I do my Christmas shopping online and avoid stores like the plaque!

Btw...Michelle sent me!

mar said...

I learn something new every day through blogging :D
Michele sent me this time because she thought I could stop by for dinner!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi CQ...Well, I really just learned what Black Friday is myself, since blogging, and so I Guess that makes me deeply uninformed as an American...(lol)
It's, SHOP TILL YOU DROP---Bargains galore! So they tell me...But would you get up at 3am or something like that and then get in line at the Store, at 4am so YOU could get into the store at 5am??? Frankly, they would have to giving away a cool Million $$ to get me to do that! (lol)
How are you feeling today???

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Forgot to say I'm here this morning ciurtesy of The Wondeful Michele..but I was coming anyway...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

YES!! What is Cambridge Blue?? (LOL LOL)

craziequeen said...

LOL

here you go :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_blue

Basically it means he represented Cambridge against Oxford - not necessarily The Boat Race...any varsity competition.

cq

Chatty said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

that's the definition and this is it's *official* site

http://bf2005.com/

Oh, and I was sent here via

http://www.micheleagnew.com

LOL

craziequeen said...

thank you, chatty :-)

and I'm sorry - but CYBER Monday??

oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.....

cq

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi CQ..
LOVE THAT about Cambridge Blue....there are so many wondeful traditions connected to so very much in the UK....you see what one of our trasditions is...? Black Friday! HELP! (lol)

Aginoth said...

Well I'm Tickled Pink :o)

Juggling Mother said...

Don't have black friday (although I knew what it was from some seriously worrying news reports about riots in Wal-Mart!)

Definitely no Cambridge Blue here

I'm rarely tickled pink

But I certainly know about blue Mondays:-)

YellowRose said...

Though I love to shop I avoid Black Friday like the plague! Especially when I saw on a news clip this year a poor soul who was trampled and when they showed her she was trying to regain her dignity by putting her wig back on! Poor thing! Such craziness!

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