As It was my first time in America on the Thanksgiving period, it was also my first Black Friday! As a real shopping addict, i was really excited to shop a lot of clothes and stuffs at a really good price. I expected big promotions, crowded streets, people fighting for the last bag in the department… The day before, everybody told me that people will be at midnight in front of the shops, waiting for the opening. In my mind, it was exactly like that, a day of craziness.
But in reality, it was totally the opposite.. I woke up really early on Friday (I’m not going to tell you at what time because you will think that I’m crazy!) to go shopping. I had planned to go on West Broadway Street in Soho, where there are all the main shops that interested me, like Topshop, Zara, Nike, Urban Outfiters, &Other Stories.. I arrived on the street, determinate to spend a day in the shops and in the crow, and what a surprise.. there was NOBODY in the street! I was so happy and so surprised at the same time. Luckily, almost all the shops openend very early this day, so I could start to shop. First shop, the deals wasn’t very interesting, second shop, the same, and in all the shops! I was so disappointed, I spend half of my day in the shops to find almost nothing.
Finally, the most interesting deals were on the Internet. No reason to wake up so early when you can shop from your bed! Am I the only one who was disappointed about Black Friday ?
By the way, I heard a lot of different versions of why Black Friday is called Black Friday. Certain people say that because the day after Thanksgiving, so many people went out to shop that it caused traffic accidents and violence, or it’s just a direct linguistic term descendent of « in the black », who means turning profit in jargon.. Which one is true ?!