Every year around Thanksgiving the hype begins regarding "Black Friday". Stores are now opening on Thanksgiving evening in an effort to get that extra step and it seems to get worse every year. I expect to eventually see a "Black Week" where the sales start the Monday before Thanksgiving. We now have Christmas music immediately after Halloween for crying out loud. A few years ago a security guard was trampled to death by people charging into a Wal-Mart to buy junk. How much of the stuff that was bought that day didn't make it a year or ended up in the garbage. This year there have been shootings and a pepper spraying as part of the "Black Friday" experience. Do a Google search on the $2.00 waffle maker near riot in Arkansas and wonder why this country is in the shape that it is. There are a lot more important things in life than the material things but few seem to grasp that any more. Just my rant for the year.