Could you all please do me one little favour?
Just shut the fuck up about Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
They are meaningless tacky names that have traveled here from over from America [where else] and they are doing my head in.
My inbox is full of absolute crap this morning from spammers with their "Black Friday" offers and gimmicks. The papers even have articles advising us how to cope with "Black Friday" for fuck's sake!
I can cope very well with Black Friday. I try to ignore it. It is nothing more than a cynical move by businesses to try to part us from our cash and if I want something I will go and buy it and I don't need a day with a tacky name to do so.
Of course the sheeple love this. The poor mindless dears get hooked by the hype and meekly herd themselves into the shops to buy stuff they don't need at prices they can't afford, but the nice man on the television told them it's Black Friday so off they go like lambs to the slaughter. I almost [but not quite] feel sorry for them.
And what exactly is so special about Cyber Monday? It may have escaped people's attention but the Interweb is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty five [or three hundred and sixty six occasionally] days a year. It never shuts and each day is exactly the same. So what is the big fucking deal about Monday?
If you ask me [which you never do] the whole thing is just another piece of mass manipulation and an exploitation of the herd mentality.
And to cap my mood, tonight is the night of the Late Late Toy Show.
Maybe that's why it's called Black Friday?