Old 28th Nov 2015, 13:29
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603DX
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Garden of England
Age: 80
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Latest news about the artificially created consumer scramble termed "Black Friday" in the UK, seems to be that so far the anticipated long weekend of mad shopping frenzy has proved blessedly less chaotic than last year.

Reasons suggested by BBC radio news include public fear of something like the recent Paris massacre, and greater use of online purchasing this time.
Whatever the reasons, it's good to hear that those unseemly pictures of semi-riots in stores that we saw last year are less likely to be repeated.
And it's too much to hope that a further reason for the reduction in gross behaviour might be that a better informed public is more aware that "Black Friday" has zero relevance in the UK, a country which has never celebrated Thanksgiving, the trigger event for such shopping madness in the US.
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