Today is Black Friday. The day of shopping chaos. I’ve never understood the attraction. Go and line-up at a store at 4:30 in the morning with hundreds of other people, medical to then stampede through the doors to be the first to get this year’s Tickle Me Elmo or whatever.
Canada has its own variation of Black Friday, cialis but here it occurs on Boxing Day (December 26). I remember, for years in Ontario, it was illegal for stores to open on Boxing Day, but electronic stores in particular found that the fine for opening was merely a cost of doing business, and would open anyway, making a bundle of money in the process.
I don’t like shopping at the best of times, but add a crazy busy crowd, and I can break out into hives (okay, not literally, but you get my point).
But now to shop on big days like Black Friday and Boxing Day is no big deal, thanks to the internet. Thanks to internet shopping, people (meaning me) can find deals and not have to dig their cars out of the snow, stand in line, or even change out of their pyjamas.
So in honour of Black Friday, I am posting my wishlist. If there are any elves who would like to contribute to the delinquency of a graduate student, now’s your chance. If not, that’s okay too. I like to make wishlists and dream about the day when I will have so many books that I have to buy a separate house just to hold them all.
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my American friends. Hope you got to eat lots of turkey!
And because I can’t read all the time:
And just so this post isn’t all about me and my wishlist, if you’re trying to come up with a gift for that “hard to buy” person in your family, might I suggest you get them this? Makes great Christmas reading!