This one’s not too bad…
This one, tho…
Not sure what’s going on with this guy’s face…
Can you send me some snow?
Does it stop off at Dirty Franks?
No idea. I walked passed there yesterday, back from a doctors appointment. It’s going nowhere.
Been around since 1933. Threw out Bob Dylan for being a drunk obnoxious ass. Cash only!
What’s that, the full English?
Yes, but when breakfasting with Satan, they are out of everything on the English Breakfast except baked beans and black pudding.
Maybe the full Scottish, if David Tennant from Good Omens shows up!
That’s a pretty good breakfast in itself tho.
(Not sure how to phrase this so that it comes across as intended. Needs a bit of fine tuning.)
The black Friday picture makes me think of bread and circuses, but the plebeians that need to be placated and distracted from what the powers that be are up to are simultaneously both the ones being sacrificed in the arena and the spectators watching them.
My wife and daughter have been doing Black Friday forever, started way back when we had no money and it was a way to get cheap presents and lots of free stuff but it meant waiting in lines and studying newspaper ads to come up with a game plan.
Then it was just a challenge to find the free stuff and then was just tradition.
And then covid put the screws to long lines and crowded stores for them.
They masked up and met yesterday to stock up on Bath and Body Works soap, lotion, and candles.
My wife knew I was nervous about her going on a busy day but she sent me pictures to put me at ease. The stores were empty.
They had a good time and came home with some bargains.
I went to Target this morning. I avoided Black Friday yesterday on principle, plus I sincerely dislike crowds. But there’s an item I’ll need soon, which is normally $25, on sale for $10 off, which seemed worth braving it today and standing in line at the register for.
I prefer to shop early when the stores first open in the morning, but I didn’t get there until 9am, so I thought it might be pretty busy…
Well, there was hardly anyone there! The parking lot was shockingly sparse and not many people in the store. The item I wanted was sold out (their website said “low stock” at that store, so I knew I might not actually find it on the shelf today), so I got some TP to make the trip worthwhile, and there was no one ahead of me at the register.
It’s a gray, chilly morning in Minneapolis, with a chance of flurries, so I can see why people might choose to stay home and have another cup of coffee and shop online. And the neighborhood gets very quiet on holiday weekends, a lot of people leave town. But maybe all the reports of consumers being worn out and spent out are at least partly true…
On the empty stores: I wonder if it is a combo of people shopping online more, because we are used to it now from lockdowns, and how every store I’ve seen has expanded their black Friday deals to the entire week?
Off topic reply. I love hearing about the weather from people who are there. Even though we all could find out at the touch of a screen in an instant, a description makes it seem more real. A picture forming in the mind, the sensations of the temperature, wind etc. Even the seemingly mundane things being described add so much more to the pictures in my head.
So, thank you very much for sharing with us and please enjoy whatever you enjoy.