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Friday, November 25, 2011

Do you shop on Black Friday? -- One older Mauian's thoughts on the subject, short and sweet

Tangerine tree my friend Snooker gave me many moons ago

Things I love about Black Friday:

•There are lots of bargains for those looking for them!
•People are shopping -- stimulation of the economy is definitely a good thing. 

Things I love less about Black Friday:

•Lots of money going to the big boxes, meaning less money going to our Maui-based businesses.
•The hype.
•The traffic.

Am I shopping on Black Friday? Not this year ...

There would be only one reason for me to shop on any Black Friday:

If I or someone I love wanted something very very very badly, and it was on sale on Black Friday only.

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Having things, and having to have them -- that was another decade for me. This decade, and others (hopefully) to come, is all about simplifying, not needing to have so many things, taking good care of the things I have, and donating things no longer used to those who need them.

As I write this in my back yard, I see the elegant sprays of mock orange flowers bordering my yard and the clusters of tangerines adorning the tree Snooker gave me. And the birds are chatting in the trees.

Mock orange bordering my yard 

I don't really need many material things on this particular Black Friday, so no, I won't be shopping today.


1 comment:

  1. Very nice, I completely agree. Although I did snag a few online deals from the comfort of my living room. ;)


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