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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

DARK FRIDAY IS ALMOST UPON US

Black Friday - a day (that is sometimes stretched to a week or more) of shopping madness - is scheduled for 23 November, 2018. Stuff is sold en masse and customers act as if it is the last shopping day before the Apocalypse.......

I am  retail management veteran, no longer in the game, but I have much sympathy for retail employees of whatever stripe on this hellish day that I dub DARK FRIDAY!!!!

Dark Friday, get in a queue and wait,
Dressed from head to toe in combat gear,
Prepared, who dares wins, shopping with no fear,
Eyes on bargains, as gathered hordes salivate,

Wearing elbow pads, shin pads, hobnail boots,
The atmosphere rising to fever pitch,
The mild-mannered become bastard and bitch,
Battering and bruising, not giving two hoots.

The luckiest ones hold their prizes high,
Triumphant in their quest to win the day,
Victorious survivors of the fray,
While unlucky ones hang their heads and cry.

And after all the sales are rung and checked,
Both store displays and shop staff nerves are wrecked.

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