Monday, November 21, 2011

Brown Thursday?

I get it. I know that in America 2/3 of our GNP is from consumer spending. We used to be a country that made things, now we buy things.

Trust me, if I had a million dollars, I would do my part to help generate the economy. Still, something about stores opening on Thanksgiving Day seems wrong to me.

I wonder how surly the salespeople will be.


gibber said...

It's disgusting. My colleague asked me if I was going to the stores on Black Friday. I said I'd rather stick hot needles in my eye. As someone who had to work at Macy's on Black Friday, there is nothing...NOTHING worse than shopping the Friday after Tday. No discount is worth it!

Claudia said...

I have actually gone shopping on Black Friday-at 3/4pm...when the stores are deserted...ain't no way in heeelllll I would get up at 3am to go shopping for things I could get at another, more reasonable time...Like gibber said, no discount is worth it. I feel for the salespeople and I think it's pretty disgusting for the stores to be opening the night before.

Claudia said...

ps...the only thing that should be brown on that thursday is the turkey! :)

Moi said...

To be honest, all the sales days (Memorial, Black Thursday, that monday after the christmas holidays) have always been just a wee bit overwhelming to me-- whether here or in the USA.
But as you write, I get it. People need to purchase. Have you noticed the sale signs in the non-sale periods here in Rome?

Paola said...

A few times I was in NY for Thanksgiving I've witnessed this Black Friday nonsense and the awful stampedes with occasional death.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I agree, the only brown stuff I want to see on Thanksgiving is food, the turkey, the stuffing, etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

i have a question for you? i like italian language and culture and i'm following this italian tv show called 'uomini e donne'. what is the premise of this show and are italians really this animated in real life? if you have a few minutes please explain this to me.


nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

natalie - that show is like the American show Maury.

It's a super cheesy matchmaking program. The men who sit on the throne are called Tronisti.

I watched it a few times to help with my Italian when I first moved here, but had to stop. Life is too short. ha

As far as Italians being that animated, it's like saying all the people in a Jerry Springer audience represent Americans.

That said, yes, if we are generalizing Italians, tend to be more animated when speaking than say the British. Just as New Yorkers tend to speak faster than Texans.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the explanation! i had a sense that it might be a cheesy show. i just didn't know for sure. i don't live in italy, but i'm determined to learn italian because i think it's a beautiful language. thanks again!!!


nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

you're welcome! Good luck with your studying. Italian is a beautiful language, but the grammar is not easy. Me no like!

p.s. my comma was in the wrong place in the last paragraph. sigh, me and my typos.