5 Black Friday Myths The Media Wants You to Believe

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5 Black Friday Myths The Media Wants You to Believe

Jul!a Jul!a
"The alarms start going off at 3:30 in the morning. Soon-to-be shoppers stumble angrily out of bed with fanny packs of coupons strapped to their waist. Coffee begins working its way through the Thanksgiving themed traffic jam in your entrails. Showers are neglected. Puppies are kicked. Bleary-eyed motorists start pulling out of driveways, and it becomes official. The Holiday Shopping Season has begun.

Even if you don't make the trip to the mall every Black Friday, you probably assume everyone out there is fighting through waves of toy riots and security guards to be the first ones in line. In reality, most of what you believe about Black Friday is a myth, right down to the day it falls on."

Given that today is Black Friday and all, I thought this article from Cracked was appropriate to share with all of you. About the only thing on there that makes me go "wait a minute..." is the bit about the shopping not being as dangerous as the media makes it out to be. While I agree with that for the most part, I think that the media reporting all of the violence that's happened makes it seem like it's the norm and almost encourages people to be more violent. However that's just my opinion. What do you guys think?
11/25/2011
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Have all those people who love it work on the other side of the equation. They'll equate it with a dark day in history as well.

<-- Survived the Black Friday War of Macy's, Dame Commander of Panera Bread, Winn-Dixie shock trooper, etc.
11/25/2011
TheCleansing TheCleansing
Hell yeah cracked! And hilarious, Chilipepper.
11/25/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Great Article, interesting facts...I'm still wearing my riot gear if I go out today.
11/25/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Wow. Cracked always has the best articles. I still try to stay in on Black Friday.
11/25/2011
Sir Sir
Wrong.

I went last night, people were driving like lunatics. It was ridiculous. And no, it ISN'T usually like that. While people here drive badly all-year round, it was even worse. I've never in my entire life seen it that bad.

There's a reason why there were cops at every single store this year.

However, it is true that there are many things that you don't save money on. I went and wasn't even able to buy what I wanted (which was one video game for my younger sibling for Christmas). Rather irritating.
11/25/2011
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Have all those people who love it work on the other side of the equation. They'll equate it with a dark day in history as well.

<-- Survived the Black Friday War of Macy's, Dame Commander of Panera Bread, Winn-Dixie shock trooper, etc.
AHAHAHA!!! Agreed.
11/25/2011
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