We all know where the term Black Friday comes from, right?
It comes from accounting. Red and Black ink was used by accountants to keep books. Black for money coming in or profits. Red for money going out or money owed. When all is said and done, if you’re in the red, you’re losing money, in the black you’ve made more than you’ve spent or lost.
Black Friday refers to the Friday after Thanksgiving, the one day of the year where there is so much money spent that retailer’s books go from red to black.
Imagine running a business that loses money all year and you depend on one day of the year, in NOVEMBER, to swing your account books from red to black.
No wonder the U.S. Economy is in such poor shape.
And how responsible are these corporate giants? I saw a Black Friday commercial about the great deals for buying presents for all your friends and out they all whip with their plastic credit cards. It that really responsible? Urging people to go further into credit card debt? Well, they don’t care. They just want to get into the black.
So spend spend spend.
I spent my day at home working in my yard. I pulled all of the spent plants out of the garden and weeded. Then I planted lettuce.
So my Friday had plenty of green. The healthy kind.
Now I’m not advocating you don’t buy anything for Christmas. But if you must, at least buy American.