November 24, 2006

Black Friday

I have been in and around retail for most of my professional life and have always wondered why it was called that... Yesterday morning on the Today show it was explained that the Friday after Thanksgiving is when most retailers' ledgers/books go from the red into the black. It's kind of like that day of the year when your salary starts being yours, you know, the day where up to that point all you have earned is enough to pay all the taxes you will owe by the end of the year and all you want to do is go to Banana Republic or Target and celebrate!!

Thanksgiving was wonderful. Jim got up early (6ish) and started baking. By the time I woke up the house smelled wonderful. He made pumpkin rolls, buck-eyes, and devil-dogs for the Thanksgiving deserts... We watched the Macy's parade in HiDef and then headed over to our friends home for a scrumptious meal. I made spinach and artichoke dip and the green bean casserole. This was only the second year in the past 20 or so that I wasn't cooking "the bird". It was very nice, thanks Leah and Patrick, for including Jim and me.

Today I work 8:00am to 9:00pm, tomorrow 9:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm, and Monday 10:00am to 3:00pm. I hope the projections our store management have been ranting about do come true, even though the commissions for them won't be paid to me until January '07, I can use a good month or two, to get myself into the "black".

I hope everyone reading this had a terrific Turkey Day... Now get your butts out there and spend some money at your favorite retailer (or furniture store)...

Over and "Out" from Toano, Virginia


Joshua said...

Happy Holiday to you as well. I went out for Black Friday. The first time I've ever done that in my entire life. It didn't seem all that crowded. I'm wondering if it was slower this year - or if I had built it all up in my head to be absolutely craziness!!!! At any rate, hope it wasn't too bad of a day for you!!!!

kevin said...

Happy Black Friday. It sounds like you are working a lot of hours. Remember not to burn yourself out. I hope you also get some time to put your legs up.

Im glad everything is going well with Jim.
Now to prepare for the run up to Christmas!

Kev in NZ

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