Saturday, November 24, 2007
Woke up yesterday pretty early and turned on the news. Yesterday was one of the most patriotic days of the year, Black Friday. (Like Bush said after 9/11...patriotic Americans need to get out and shop, or the terrorists will win) Each year, the real heroes due their part for the global war on terrorism and get up at the crack of dawn...some make real sacrifices and camp out up to 2 days prior....all in the name of defeating Bin Laden.
It's usually the same story every year...cabbage patch, tickle me elmo, xbox. Everyone's gotta be the first to get one. The local news team was out in full force, with on the spot reporters filing frequent reports from Toys R Us and Best Buy. Some interviewees began their quest to defeat terrorism on Wednesday night. Others were late to the game and were disappointed by the 30 person line at Best Buy on Thursday night...I guess they were afraid the 30 folks would buy out the store, so they moved to Toys R Us or COMPUSA to be #1 in line. I'm not sure what you get for being #1 in line...everyone wants to be #1 at something. Being #1 guarantees you an interview with the local news reporter, who looks at these line leaders with great reverence.
I think the Canadian Mennonites have it right...but they must be pro-terrorist.