A Post Thanksgiving Day Post. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


A Post

Thanksgiving Day

Post. . .

Post-Thanksgiving Thoughts can certainly turn to steals and deals as well as all sorts of things related to Black Friday if ones mind routinely goes in that direction on the "day after". But as we continue to learn, “typical” may no longer be "expected" to be true. Especially when used with words like "normal", "ordinary", "usual" or the like.  Have they outgrown their shelf life? Or are they simply in short supply this year?



I like this quote from a source who was well-known in many circles for being like none of those customary descriptions I previously mentioned.  I think it is an ideal choice for a time that is far from 'average': 


When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.


The quote is attributed to Hunter S Thompson but I wonder who else might have said it? 



Yes, I wonder a lot.   About weird things and other stuff too.  However, a Post-Thanksgiving Day Black Friday "patronage participation plan" is not on my list today. But whatever you choose to partake today, may I suggest you "go pro" or perhaps go for an additional helping of another kind?



Happy Friday and Happy Weekend.





Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (37)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Michael Jacobs some people a month before prepare for Black Friday. In a few occasions, I woke up at 5:00 am and joined the crowd to shop on Black Friday, but not anymore. Happy Friday and Happy Weekend too!

Nov 26, 2021 11:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Liz and Bill Spear - it seems as if you are using common sense which has known its own supply issues even in the best of times.


Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - emphasis on BIG.  That's for sure.  At least as far as I have noticed.


Beth Atalay - I can understand those feelings.


John Pusa - it seems as if you learned the lesson quite quickly.  



Nov 26, 2021 11:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

They are in short supply this year Michael Jacobs.  I no longer know when Black Friday is. We have been having black Fridays every day for the past several weeks. 

Nov 26, 2021 12:22 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Michael Jacobs - I am fooded out. Yes I know that is not a word but it is weird so I think it fits here!  I am getting slammed with 3 times the normal amount of emails.  Black Friday needs to be changed the Black Email day.  

Nov 26, 2021 01:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - it seems "hype" is never in short supply.  


Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - the term communicates a feeling that many can identify so in that sense, "fooded out" makes sense.  

Nov 26, 2021 02:02 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

People that use the words, usual, normal or ordinary, typically lack adventure or imagination.  I have always been out of step or have I?

Nov 26, 2021 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael- the only outside activity besides our morning walk was a quick trip to my eye doctor for a shipment of contacts I've been waiting on. Larry bought a surprise for me from Amazon's special deals and it arrived the same day!!!! 

Nov 26, 2021 06:52 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must say Michael, you covered a lot of ground for such short post. Now I must ponder my friend 🙂

Nov 26, 2021 08:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ed Silva - I think I have been out-of-step for a long time.


Kathy Streib - I can see how that a visit to the eye doctor to pick up a new supply of contact lens would be an important task to strike off your to do list.   Did your Amazon delivery Friday arrive by drone???


Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I continue to work on brevity but the thoughts of it often remain long-forgotten even before  the post ends.  🤪

Nov 27, 2021 04:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, did not really do any shopping, except I did get the light bar for my master bath, and some crystal door handles for my doors on the main level.  Can't wait until they get here.

Nov 27, 2021 06:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - while out and about yesterday, I did see people on the streets/roads coming/going.   It wasn't cool here yesterday.  It almost felt like a Summer day in some ways.   I hope your purchase is delivered soon.  

Nov 27, 2021 06:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I just got notice, my doorknobs will will be here today -- SO excited.   Nice to enjoy warm weather still.  We are to be in the mid-50's.


Nov 27, 2021 07:02 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Michael,
I have never been a Black Friday shopper in person and not really online either. I do a lot of online shopping but not necessarily on Black Friday. When I want or need something I buy it. Maybe the image below will explain why I don't get excited about "sales". Note the "original" price on these gloves and the "black Friday" price. First of all, a glove like that would never sell for more than $15.  Secondly, I paid under $11 for that exact same glove (from that same vendor) earlier in the year.

Nov 27, 2021 08:25 AM
Carol Williams

Well, they do have a Twitter account for whatever that's worth.

Nov 27, 2021 08:44 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Carol Williams - the Birdie Town name definitely caught my attention.  I wonder if there is a Twitter connection?  

Nov 27, 2021 08:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Nov 27, 2021 08:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope this is a good Saturday for you as well.  My morning walk today saw people out and about already.  It looks as if it will be another Spring Weather Day in Autumn.  We shall see.  As in many areas of the country, things can change without much notice at times.  

Nov 27, 2021 08:51 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I did Go Pro, Michael Jacobs. Well, actually, I bought a Go Pro...camera...and attachments. I am still trying to figure out how to use the Go Pro properly.

Nov 27, 2021 12:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Me too, John Juarez - let me know when you figure it out! Perhaps you can do a ZOOM call with us on that! 

Michael, I enjoyed decorating my home and had just a 'chill' day-after-Thanksgiving! Black Friday deals were still going on Saturday & Sunday so, I did capture a few good deals for gifts and some glucosamine treats for my arthritic doggies. I will say that, as @Carol Williams pointed out, you have to research the prices (or KNOW them). The 'Black Friday' deals are not always the real deal!

Nov 29, 2021 06:30 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Go Pro! I like that.

I don't usually partake in the Black Friday deals...I have gotten some great deals online over the years but I have NO interest in the freak shows at the stores.

Dec 01, 2021 12:24 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - for quite a few.  Fridays can be quite freaky even in so-called normal times.  

Dec 01, 2021 12:40 PM