Black Friday, the shopping poem

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

I found this from years ago, and thought I would reshare it.......I am actually on my way out to go shop with my twin sister.  Hoping for some good deals, but fun times and memories too!


Black Friday, the shopping poem

The people crowd the entrances
at Malls all over town.
To seize the choicest bargain deals, 
They’d gladly knock you down.
The retailers all hold their breath
as shopping gets in gear.
Will Santa fill his sleigh as hoped? 
-or lay off more Reindeer? 
There are plastic toys from China
colored with suspicious paint.
Whip out your last credit card
(-when you see the bills, you’ll faint.) 
“The children must have Christmas! ”
No request will be denied.
Never mind your youngest child
has just turned thirty five.
Down forget a gift for you
Don’t you deserve the best? 
Shopping is such good therapy
for the financially depressed

John F. McCullagh



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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

I had never seen this poem. It struck home as our youngest turns 35 in I do not attempt to go to the stores today.

Nov 25, 2016 06:54 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kristin,  lucky we are up here in the mountains, no black friday for me, oh wait I am going to buy something in the internet today!

Nov 25, 2016 07:41 AM #4
Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Good point Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Black Friday alternative? Naps, Football, turkey, sci fi movies or Lord of the Rings and a hike in the Sonoran desesert....Much more peaceful and civilized. Greetings from the great desert southwest  

Nov 25, 2016 08:21 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The only thing missing is the cursing and screaming. We plan to not leave the house today.

Nov 25, 2016 08:59 AM #6
Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

I don't do Black Friday.   I have never understood trampling people to get more "stuff" the day after you thanked God for everything you already have!

Nov 25, 2016 11:25 AM #7
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kristin - Cool poem. We slept late today, aren't going anywhere near a store - online or in the real world, and have enough stuff to see us through the next 47 years : )

Nov 25, 2016 12:26 PM #8
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I hate Black Friday I used to love it when was younger but now I have found ways around it with out.

Nov 25, 2016 04:37 PM #9
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My wife went out for a little while this afternoon to catch a couple of bargains, but not one to be in line before dawn to save a few dollars

Nov 25, 2016 05:43 PM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not much of a shopper, so I definitely would not enjoy dealing with the black Friday crowds, haha.  I hope you got some good deals though!

Nov 26, 2016 05:19 AM #11
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty and Lake of the Ozarks - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

I participated a bit in Black Friday in Branson MO. People in the lines were patiently waiting, smiling and talking. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:29 AM #12
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the poem. I am sorry I did not go  to the mall on Black Friday.

Nov 26, 2016 06:24 AM #13
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

What a great poem! I don't go to malls during the holidays. People pay too much money for junk that gets thrown out quickly or causes harm. Plus, too many people don't have or can't find the receipts to take the junk back. I wish we could send those defective products back to countries of origin with a COD. 

Nov 26, 2016 12:38 PM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I enjoyed the poem but have gien up on Black Friday a long time ago.  I am amazed at the frenzy that goes on in some stores!

Nov 26, 2016 01:33 PM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing this poem. We did not do any Black Friday shopping.

Nov 26, 2016 04:56 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kristin- I liked the poem and congrats to you for venturing out into Black Friday.  Hope you found lots of good deals, and if not, at least you had quality time with your twin sister!!!

Nov 26, 2016 06:07 PM #17
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

LOL  Love it!  I am so that 'doesn't matter if you're 35' parent!!  Hubby is the exact opposite so, we meet in the middle and the boys (young men!!) are happy!  

Nov 27, 2016 08:16 AM #18
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Kristin, don't forget about Cyber Monday today! I think a lot of us will be on our laptops at lunch shopping!

Nov 28, 2016 05:11 AM #19
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have never heard that poem before, it is really cute.  I have only been shopping on Black Friday once, about 5 years ago. It was int he afternoon and it was just normal.  No crazy people or herds.

Dec 03, 2016 05:41 PM #20
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

It is  a lot of  shopping to be done for coming Holidays:) ...thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Dec 04, 2016 12:05 AM #21
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Sorry every one...I no longer get comment updates so I didnt see these

Dec 04, 2016 07:43 AM #22
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