Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Madness, Mayhem and War: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas ?

Merry Christmas Text
I'm an adventurous dog. I'll admit it. However, I'm not THAT adventurous. Did you see the people lined up in sub-zero weather outside malls and Wal-Marts for $199.00 dollar laptop computers? Are they crazy or dog gone crazy? This dog, for no reason what so ever, would stand or sit or lay down on the cold cement for a bargain.

Why, it's ludicrous! But, then again, I did stand, sit and lay down on cold cement for Disneyland. So, who am I to judge?

Ok, so how many laptops were there? According to different news sources, there were about 25 laptops at each store. Vouchers were given out and the first twenty five people standing in line from 2am on got them, right?

Wrong. The buzzer sounds.

Actually, those people were bamboozled by people sitting in their cars. Oh, joyous fun, line jumpers grabbed the vouchers. Now, that's just plain unfair. I surely would have bared my gigantous teeth and given way to a frenzy of wild barking had I been waiting in line for four hours in the freezing snow. Wouldn't you?

So, then I read (I love reading, as do my other doggie friends) that Friday is known as "Black Friday" for retail brick and mortar shops because they go from being in the red to being in the black. And here I thought it was the black cloud over my head as I tried desperately to dig through bins of whatever was left over after the mad rush at 5am at Toys R Us. :-)

Did you know the Monday after Thanksgiving is known as "Cyber Monday"? Isn't that nifty. Well, I think so. But then again, I am easily impressed with fun new cyber phrases. Lol. Ok, so the Monday after the turkey gobble, people go to work and what do they do? Shop online. Now, that there is way cool.

What else has my head chasing my tail? Well, it would have to be the media, stores, and greeting cards. I am about to bite my paw off if I hear "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." Grrrrrrrr.. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please see the following site which will take you to Amazon and to a book title which says it all. No, I'm not getting political. Sheesh, I'm just a dog. I'm just going to bite my tail to the nubbin if every commerical on television starts singing "We wish you a Happy Holiday." Helloooo! It's "We Wish You a MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Yes, I said it. I'm going to say it again and again and again. In fact, I said it while on my evening walk. Though, I'm not so sure the Tuxedo Cat or the Scottie Terrier understood me. I was afterall, running quite fast and they were clear across the park, but I did try.

I'm also going to wear a very stylish pinback that says MERRY CHRISTMAS too. Maybe, I'll get M and M to put Merry Christmas bumper stickers on their cars. Yes, yes, I can see it now. And then, out front, a huge, we're talking twenty foot tall, sign saying MERRY CHRISTMAS. Now, maybe I can sell mint flavored doggie bones door to door and raise enough money to fly one of those cool banners in the sky over the whole city. Yes! Good idea.

I'm thinking Mutt Mints. Sounds dee-lish.

Toodles for now. :-P

Bark at you later,
PJ the dog blogging dog!

PS. Just an afternote: The spell check wanted to replace Christmas. There you have it...a conspiracy through and through. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!