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Black Friday

Black Friday

Date: Nov 27 2020


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Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. It is the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Stores offer huge discounts on everything from chewing gum to fine china. People begin lining up outside of stores as early as 2 a.m. to get first dibs on the discounted stuff. When the doors to the stores open at 6 a.m., crowds of people run like madmen through the aisles, racing to get their products.


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John:  So, I missed Black Friday this year, but I read about it.

Dave:  Yeah, it was crazy again, as it is every year.

John:  Were you out in line at Walmart getting ready to buy your, your $20 microwave?

Dave:  I try not to leave my apartment on Black Friday. It’s probably the worst day of the year to be outside.

John:  Isn’t it just hordes of people bum rushing each other…

Dave:  Oh yeah.

John:  ...trying to get into the store.

Dave:  Outside of Walmart – Walmart, particularly – all across the country, people were injured and, you know, mob fights to get discounted items.

John:  Yeah, well, it’s those bargain hunters who shop at Walmart because everything is about five bucks cheaper.

Dave:  That’s right. It’s absolute madness. There was a guy in Florida who reached for a computer that was discounted and people pummeled him, jumped on the guy trying to get at the computer.

John:  Really?

Dave:  Yeah. There was, in Texas, outside of a Walmart the crowd was getting so unruly that police had to mace people.

John:  Oh my god! I can’t believe it.

Dave:  Oh boy!



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Every year dozens of people are injured on Black Friday. People are so eager to get dolls and computers that they break into fights and stomp all over each other. It’s insane!



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david yun

South Korea

It souns dangerous but except for the risky part, the discounting event of the year looks fun, not because of being able to buy discounted items but, you know, just enjoying that moment as a memory, and just once a year! It can be fun to try to become a bargain hunter sometimes with your friends or family. 

12:17 PM Dec 02 2020 |


ml2000Super Member!


The mp3 file is corrupt. Please fix it. 

07:13 PM Dec 01 2020 |



LOL :-(

03:45 PM Nov 27 2017 |




LOL :)

02:33 PM Mar 17 2009 |




Oh, my god! it’s so madness. I’m bargain hunter, but I don’t like to bum rushing each other, which can’t find any interesting there.

01:24 AM Dec 07 2005 |




Interesting,and it get some ideas about what is black Friday.

12:21 PM Dec 06 2005 |

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