I have noticed an increasing number of retailers promoting Black Friday sales in the last few years, but this year I have been inundated with "special" offers. The concept of Black Friday makes sense in the USA where a large proportion of the population have a four days off work due to the Thanksgiving celebration being on a Thursday. Anyone promoting Black Friday here is just partaking in a cynical marketing ploy.
I have decided anyone sending me a Black Friday offer will be banned from any purchasing decisions for the next twelve months (at least).
Grumpy? You're darned right I am.