El Camino and Black Friday

The first thing Curtis wants to do after Thanksgiving is take his el camino for a drive. After about 20 minutes of doing 90mph on TN back roads, I’m ready to pass out from fear. The car rumbles with power (Curtis asking me if I “feel the demon under the hood”). I decide he’s mentally unstable.

Today is Black Friday, the largest shopping day of the year! You might think I’m crazy, but every once in a while I enjoy the craziness of us Americans. This is the day where its acceptable to act like a psycho when shopping for everyday items. We push and pull, and tear and fight and indulge our occasional materialistic obsessions on this black of all Fridays.

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  1. Nic said,

    November 24th, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Why on earth is it known as black friday??

    PS – Tell Curtis his car is hot.

  2. Al said,

    November 29th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Nic,

    It’s called Black Friday because that is the day American businesses move from being in the “red” to being in the “black” (AKA turning a profit). Black Friday is the start of the Christmas shopping season, so Americans are spending money on gifts for family and friends. Strange how merchants have to wait almost an entire calendar year before they make a profit. I don’t think I could do it.

    I hope all is well with you these days. How are the other Aussies (Peta, Jason, Colonel McLain etc.) doing? I use the bread knife you gave me almost every day.

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