Escaping the Black Friday hoards

Posted By on November 27, 2009

Black Friday Lines at Target

My buddy and I have plotted our lunch driving today, and hopefully have MapQuest our route avoiding the day after Thanksgiving hoards … Black Friday. I think we’ve found a lunch spot and route free from retail stores …
Why is it called “Black Friday?”
It is the day retailers hope that they will move from red into the black, or begin turning a profit. It will be challenging this year … I wish them well.


  • Jim Rubin

    Let me in on your escape plan as I need a safe location! (I think I saw my wife in that line)

  • Thanks for the laugh about planning around retail traffic jams! I hope you had good luck and green lights. I like little tidbits such as your explanation of the origin of “Black Friday” in retail terms and am looking forward to following your blog.
    – Jerr

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