Personally, I think Ebenezer Scrooge was cheap,** and he hated children. Neither of which I am afflicted with. But, I digress.
We’re currently in a National Supply Shortage
, so important that I used capital letters to describe it. Everyone is basically blaming the coronavirus, added with the increase demand (I blame Amazon for that), which, if we’re being honest with ourselves, is because we’ve been trapped inside all the time because of the coronavirus. Let’s then add some employment shortages
to the mix, also blaming coronavirus. (Wall Street Journal calls this the “great reassessment.”)
In short, everything is the fault of coronavirus.
To combat this supply shortage issue, stores tell us that we need to start shopping NOW in case the National Supply Shortage means you can’t get your Christmas gifts in time for Christmas. And when I mean “stores,” I really mean Amazon.
But, oh, woe is me! Instagrammers might not have an appropriate video to share about their Christmas hauls if we don’t start shopping right NOW!
I have a more long-term solution to this problem. A better, more practical idea.
Let’s move “Black Friday” to the day after Halloween.
Yeah, I do realize that I’m a week late in announcing my solution. That’s just me procrastinating. Which is something I cannot do this year because I may not be able to get anything at all the day before Christmas. (The day I used to actually do all my Christmas shopping, when we had a mall to shop in. Remember Christmas Vacation
? Good times.)
I also think “Black” might be more appropriate for a spooky holiday rather than the nice, warm, and fuzzy Thanksgiving where we sit around and hold hands. You know, witches and stuff.
Of course, “Black” could also refer to the black eye you are always in danger of getting after everyone starts talking politics around the Thanksgiving table.
As for me, I’m hoping that my local grocery store has gift cards to Amazon still in stock the day before Christmas.
** I categorize myself as “frugal” rather than “cheap,” which I define with an example. “Frugal” means that I cut coupons. “Cheap” is someone who refuses to buy anything unless with a coupon.