Black Friday Officially over the Top

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Mortgage and Lending with The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states NMLS # 109616

Each year it seems the frenzy over "Black Friday" becomes more frenetic for shoppers and more publicized by all forms of media.  The speed of technology allows an analysis of the successes for retailers as the products are paid for at check out counters across the nation.  I actually heard a radio reporter refer to this weekend as "Black Friday Weekend"!  Stoop the presses!! Our priorities are totally out of whack.  This is Thanksgiving weekend!  It is a time stop and reflect upon the incredible gifts have been.  We should be thankful for freedom and the incredible abundance that we as Americans are afforded every day.  No other nation has such great gifts.  We need to ramp up the thanks, eschew the marketing and give back to those less fortunate.  Let us make it a weekend of kindness and togetherness.

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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Well said...this is a time to pause and to remember the key attitude: the attitude of gratitude.

Nov 29, 2013 05:13 AM #1
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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

As Li says, "well said".  This black friday stuff is totally out of control.  I DO NOT participate in it at all.  I will go out and buy the things I want, when I decide.....not when the MEDIA decides.

Nov 29, 2013 05:20 AM #2
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Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com - Charlotte, NC
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Couldn't agree with you more Jeff! You won't catch me out there in that mad house!

Nov 29, 2013 05:22 AM #3
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