Other than one time early in our marriage, so that would be about 15 or 16 years ago, I have never gone anywhere near a retail establishment on “Black Friday”, and that one time was only because Cindy thought she would try it out. She quickly changed her mind and we’ve never done it since.
But there are plenty of people who LOVE to shop for the “Black Friday” deals, so much so that they will camp out in front of a store days ahead of its scheduled opening in order to be first in line; be part of a stampede through the front doors; snatch sale items out of the hands of other shoppers; and buy multiples of certain sale items so they can sell them for a profit on eBay.
Every year, usually on the “Black Friday” evening news, we hear and see stories of people being injured or killed during these store sale events. Now there’s a website that shows, since 2006, how many people have been injured or died during “Black Friday” events.
I wonder how much those numbers will change this year?