Why do they call it Black Friday?"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MeatKing, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank for your replies everyone. Canadian here, so we don't have it. A few of my friends and I were disscussing it.

    I think it's when the stock markert crashed? Is this true, or just a figment of my mind?
     
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Retail makes so much money it puts their books in the BLACK!
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Or you eat so much on Thanksgiving, the next day you look at food & ................. BLAAAAAACCCCCCK [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I think it is meant to put the books back in the black.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yep...it's their hope to sell enough goods to be in the black...
    I know birdaholic is wrong because I ate till I nearly burst yesterday and yet I looked forward to todays leftovers almost as much as yesterday's meal [​IMG]
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] me too [​IMG]
     
  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Years ago when I worked retail, I was told that in addition to finally being ahead financially, it was because the date was blacked out for all retail employees (no vacation allowed to be requested for that day). [​IMG]

    To me, black friday is blacked out for any chance of shopping! It's a day I stay home! [​IMG]
     
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Black Thursday was the stock market crash.

    My mother said that Black Friday did sound very ominous, that the media should rename it.
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I learned today that it can be called:

    Thingsgetting Day

    Somehow I don't think that will catch on.

    Imp
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    CNN was calling it "Black and Blue Friday" after all the injuries. [​IMG]

    I have stayed safely ensconced in my house all day.
     

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