Black Friday! Dear UK stop it!! ...

Some traditions are best kept where they belong ... Black Friday is definitely one of them. In the UK, we do not have Thanksgiving. This belongs to the USA, your forefathers earned it, you deserve it, enjoy it.

As Thanksgiving is always the last Thursday of November, the immediately following Friday is a spare holiday taken by many. Over time it evolved into the first shopping day of the Christmas season - as families with spare time sought to utilise their time and retailers captured this opportunity.

So why do we have it in the UK?

In all honesty I am clueless, I have to ask why? We have enough retail opportunities without importing a disconnected experience from the US of A. Please, UK retailers as well as international retailers who reside in the UK. Stop IT!!! There are plenty of opportunities to make money - Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Can't be arsed Tuesday are your inventions. I am sure that some may find these useful but for the rest of the population, we want to shop in peace and navigate the Mammon of Christmas in peace.

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For the grammar pedants, I have used multiple exclamation marks more than once in this article - get over it!!!


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