Friday, November 25, 2005

Black Friday

I am such a shopping ignoramus. I don't even know why today is being called Black Friday. It has something to do with today being the biggest single day for U.S. retailers. But why does that make it black?

UPDATE: Marsha just explained it to me. It's the date when many retail stores first "go into the black", in the accounting sense of having annual income exceed expenses.

When you're in the red, you lack
What you have when you're in the black.

3 comments:

FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...
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FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

I got up at 6:30am to go shopping at H&M. :) They had a huge sale ... 25% off of everything in the entire store. It was sinful ...

JohnJEnright said...

Ah, Stolie, I didn't realize what an ace shopper you were!