Jan. 10, 2018

The Black-Friday Tradition

Some folks live for Black Friday,
Camping out for hours on end—
Even in subfreezing temps
Accosting sales ‘fore they end.

Betimes midst violent outbreaks,
Folks grab their most-prized things.
There’s pushing, shoving, clutching:
Toys—clothes—tech tools—bling.

Black Friday has been fashioned
To save the brick and mortars
Technology’s changed the game—
On line is the order.

This plan devised by merchants
Lures shoppers to the stores,
Else all the brick and mortars
Would have to close their doors.

Notes: Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) is regarded as the first day of the traditional Christmas shopping season, when retailers offer special reduced prices, luring customers to shop at the physical Bricks and Mortar stores.

The term Bricks and Mortar (or B&M) refers to a physical building. A bricks and mortar business is a company that possesses a physical store (buildings, production facilities, etc.) for operating.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley