Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day or for 2012 right on Thanksgiving Day as soon as you eat your turkey. Most major retailers open extremely early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season, (There is nothing in any store that would make me get up at 4 a.m...in my day, that was called Reveille to wake military personnel at sunrise).
If you really want to get caught up in this frenzy, just go to any of the following websites:
Target, Kohls, Macy's, Best Buy, J.C. Penny, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, QVC and Bealls, etc. etc. just for a small sampling of how to ruin your holidays....
Yes, I said Holidays...did you notice that not one word about Christmas was mentioned...this is one more reason I became an Atheist.
Oh, I also forgot to mention the violence.
Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping):
"In 2006, a man in Roanoke, Virginia shopping at Best Buy was recorded on video assaulting another shopper."
"Unruly Walmart shoppers at a store outside Columbus, Ohio, quickly flooded in the doors at opening, pinning several employees against stacks of merchandise."
"In 2008 a crowd of approximately 2,000 shoppers in Valley Stream, New York, waited outside for the 5:00 am opening of the local Walmart. As opening time approached the crowd grew anxious and when the doors were opened the crowd pushed forward, breaking the door down, and trampling a 34-year old employee to death."
"During Black Friday 2010, a Madison, Wisconsin woman was arrested outside of a Toys 'R' Us store after cutting in line, and threatening to shoot other shoppers who tried to object."
Yep, Black Friday is the Dumbest Thing I Ever Heard Of.