It’s white noise…
If you listen close enough to your TV, you can hear a fuzzy static sound. If you record this, you can import it into your garage band software and separate the sound waves – once you knock out everything but the fuzzy sound you can go ahead and amp up the volume and listen closely, with your head against the speaker. You ‘ll can hear the words “Shop you fat asses!” lol just kidding.
But on a serious note, black friday is one of the craziest days of the year for shopping. By definition on wikipedia:
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day many U.S. retailers open very early, often at 5 a.m., and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. Because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.
“In many cities it is not uncommon to see shoppers lined up for hours before stores with big sales open.”
So maybe there is a subliminal message being sent out to shoppers to go spend all their money on the holidays.. I know quite a few families that save up at least $5,000 for holiday gifts. What drives people to such madness, if they were in control of their minds – wouldn’t they be able to control this need to spend? Wouldn’t we just understand that a holiday is more than just buying/spending/getting material gifts? I think everyone would be satisfied if they just received books and little meaningful gifts – maybe cute handcrafted presents – I think that would put some real love back in the holidays – you may throw out a scarf/hat set given by your second cousin from walmart – but you would never throw out a hand made necklace or customized picture frame, or a woven blanket! I have a lot of ideas for gifts that make more sense than material crap – from handmade items to trips, dinners and fitness/health related gifts that will hold more substance than that pair of Tory Burch boots you’ll only wear for 2 months this year.
Try to not let the media and all the pretty lights get to your head this holiday season, spend wisely. It’s not the end of the world if your holiday budget is $200 – invest the $4,800+ you were going to spend into a vacation later this year, donate money and time to charities – and stay tuned to my list of awesome presents that people ACTUALLY WANT WILL BENEFIT FROM, LOVE AND CHERISH FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES!