This morning I woke up to a barrage of “Cyber Monday” emails offering deals on products that are not on my Holiday shopping target list. Among the offers: restaurant gift cards, business cards
and printing, holiday cards from local charities, and, of course, a plethora of retailers. All the offers headed straight for the email trash bin.
As usual there were reports of fights in the retail cage match known as “Black Friday” which can now start on Thanksgiving itself. I can’t imagine much thanks involved with fistfights over towels. The “Black Friday” deals cluttered inboxes across the land well before the Thanksgiving turkey was even bought.
Why don't we rename Thanksgiving Weekend, “White Noise Weekend?” The more retailers attempt to hype their deals, the more those deals fall into the clutter of background noise that makes me want to take a nap to sleep off my Thanksgiving meal.