The very thought of that has given me writers block, so this will be brief.
First, let me remind those of you who (like me) work in retail that God loves you despite where He put you and this too will pass.
My friend Dave Rolph reminded me years ago that many of these barbarians are actually trying to do something for someone they love and we can be a part of helping that process along.
That’s a good thing, right?
Second, let me remind those of you who are shopping that the person behind the counter is really tired and stressed already, they probably cut off part of their holiday to be there for you, they have no control over inventory or pricing, and they probably don’t make enough money to be on the other side of the counter.
In other words, please be nice to the towel holders in the temples of consumerism.
Finally, I get through Black Friday by remembering Good Friday…which provided the real riches of life at no cost to us, the store’s always open, and the deal never changes with time.
I’m off to work…make your own application.