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Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

It is now the early morning hours of Friday. Most people do not have to go to work today as most employers give their employees a four day weekend for Thanksgiving.

You would think most people would take advantage of this day off to catch up on their sleep, read a book, or just relax.

However, there are some people who are developing a battle plan on what stores to go to at 5AM to get the best bargains. Some of these people literally camp out all night just so they can be near the front of the line when the store opens.

"Black Friday" is once again upon us. This starts the period where stores are suppose to go from being in the "red" and go into the "black."

I am amazed on how many people are willing to go shopping so early in the morning under such crowded conditions. Some go just for the "rush" not caring if they buy anything or not. While others have a clear objective on what they want.

It seems every year the crowds get bigger and more rowdy. I remember last year watching a newscast where a women nearly got knocked over when everyone was rushing into the store. I think a store employee was crushed to death at another store.

The question I have for these shoppers is it worth it to risk serious injury or a fatality to get $100.00 dollars of a television, oven, or a washing machine.

Maybe I just can't relate because I do not like shopping, even in February or March when no one is in the stores.

To all those going out early to shop today. Please be safe and courteous to other shoppers. I will keep you all in my thoughts when I am sound to sleep at 5AM. Happy shopping.

For any first time Black Friday shoppers. Below is a clip of people shopping on this day.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

My dining room table is going to look exactly like this picture when all the food preparation is done. (yeah right.)
Time to go back to the kitchen. My pies are not going to bake themselves.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon

Today, President Obama pardoned a turkey at the White House for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a tradition that, I believe, dates back to the Truman Administration.

I was waiting to see if the President was going to bow to the turkey like he did to the King of Saudi Arabia or the Emperor of Japan. I lost the bet.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Supply and Demand

For the past several weeks, as I drive into work, I always get stopped by the same red light where there are two gas stations across the street from each other.
The one full serve gas station has a gallon of regular gas at $ 2.99 a gallon and the other self serve gas station is at $ 2.73 a gallon. The $ 2.99 gas station is always empty, while the $ 2.73 gas station always has a long line of people willing to wait for an available pump.

The question I have for the owner of the full service station is how do you expect to stay in business? There were still lights on in the place and an attendant inside. What kind of gas do you think you are selling that you feel people are going to pay 26 cents more? Magical gas?

This owner needs an economics lesson in the law of Supply & Demand. If the consumer(myself and most of you) can get the same quality product for a cheaper price. Which one would you pick?

This past Friday I noticed the sign for the $ 2.99 gas station was taken down and nobody inside.

It seems the Law of Supply & Demand still holds true.

Now, I will wait for the gas station still in business to go to $ 2.99 a gallon.

Supply & Demand.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election Day

Today is Election day. Do your civic duty and get out there and vote!

Most polling places open up at 7AM and close at 8PM.

Remember, every vote counts. Especially this year.