Black Friday

Does anyone else find it weird that one day people appreciate everything they have down to the little things, and the next day they try to buy as much as they can?

—James Feng

This was the first year that I bought anything on Black Friday. As I mentioned in the previous post, I made an online purchase of the PC game World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King for $10 (down from $39.99). With a month of college left, I do not plan to play this expansion anytime soon; however, I do plan to try leveling from 70 to 85 at some point within the next year.

James’s quote captures the contradiction between the amiability of Thanksgiving and the materialism of Black Friday. Humans are usually consistent creatures. We don’t honestly believe one thing and then suddenly believe the opposite. So either we are not truly thankful on turkey day or we are not truly greedy on shopping day. I think it’s a bit of both.

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