Buy Nothing Day
Yes that’s right, it will be black Friday. The day after the day where we hang out with family and have fun, so we compensate by being consumerist cheapskates. It’s black Friday, the day we have off of work just so we can drag our fat asses to Wallmart and buy as much as we can fit in the SUV.
Or for some, it’s not Black Friday. For some it’s Buy Nothing Day. A day I have celebrated every year since I heard of it, and even the years before, just to avoid going to crowded malls and interacting with the epitome of the American consumer. For me, Buy Nothing Day will involve spending more time with family and loved ones, playing games, socializing, and not spending money or crap I don’t need, nor do the people who might receive it at Christmas.