The dark, dark day of the year is almost year. Black Friday. The day where many Americans seem to forget the day before, and what it’s supposed to be all about. The day they can sacrifice their integrity and the safety of others to get a Dirt Devil for $10.
It’s really kind of crazy when you think about it. On Black Friday people are willing to drop kick small children to get to the last flat screen tv.
Just the day (or maybe only hours) before, the same person was preaching about having gratitude, and being thankful for what you have. They said it’s not about what you have, but who you have.
Yeah…I know. It’s crazy. Cut throat even.
And can you imagine how the people working feel?!
Not only what they have to witness, but what they have to give up to be there…
Sacrificing their holiday season, to help people who lose their shit because you don’t have a size medium left for them. If you haven’t worked retail before, then you wouldn’t know this but…when your store is out of stock it becomes your own personal fault, and responsibility. Yeah lady, I made sure there was no medium, because I knew you were coming…
So here’s some Black Friday Etiquette that y’all should abide by:
Don’t be an animal.
Trampling is not cool. Relax and wait your damn turn. You pushing and being overly aggressive will not get you anywhere, except maybe on People of Walmart, or maybe News Channel 9 where everybody can judge you.
Be nice to other shoppers.
It’s not Sally’s fault that she got the last down comforter from JCPenny’s. Don’t yell at her, complain, scoff, roll your eyes, or be a bitch. It’s not her fault. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
Be ever nicer to retail employees.
A smile goes a long way. Trust me, I’ve worked retail for years, and have experienced the last 4 or 5 Black Fridays. As an employee, we sacrifice time with loved ones, to help you get your shopping down. When we greet you, so hello back. Please don’t ignore us. We have feelings too. And don’t act like we’re the enemy when you don’t get exactly what you want. We’re trying our hardest to help you, and there’s a good chance we’re running on no sleep, and have been on our feet anywhere between 1-12 hours. Please be nice…it just makes the day so much better!
Don’t get crazy.
Chill with the spending. Do you really need all that shit? Stick to buying things that you have intended to buy, before you noticed it was an extra 10% off for the day. If you don’t need it don’t buy it. Think of where else your money could go, especially during this time of year. Families are hurting right now. Think about donating to people who need it instead of buying 4 extra sheet sets.
Remember what you celebrated Thursday.
Thanksgiving is about being thankful for your food, shelter and loved ones. Remember that!!! It’s so much more important than sales and material things. Trust me, I love a good sale…but that doesn’t mean you morals should fly through the window along with the chicks hair you just ripped out as you ran for the 50% off blender. Be thankful for what you already have, and try to focus your BF purchases on necessities, and things to make others smile.
Have a great Thanksgiving ❤
And if you have to work retail on
Black Friday… Godspeed!
Love Always, Brook ❤