Why We Call it Black Friday

Black circles under your eyes from waking up so early

Black and blue bruises all over from the flying elbows and cart collisions

Black, the kind of coffee you chug to keep awake

Black, the mood your husband gets into when you drag him along

Black, the color of ink on all those cash register receipts

Black tire marks left in the parking lots when people rush to the next store

Black sky when you leave, black sky when you return

Black, the condition of your heart after you’ve successfully wrestled the last toy in stock from a 5-year-old child

Black, all you see after opening your credit card statement

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  1. […] I’m so surprised at the stories about it the day after, but I’m still amazed anyway. Amy Letinsky has a good post on this phenomenon over on her blog. Here are a couple of other stories from the New York newspapers this past […]

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