Originally posted on The Life and Times of Nathan Badley...:
There is a stereotype that shopping is not manly. For the most part, this appears to be right. It never feels incredibly manly to rave about the shoes you just scored or the new matching linen set you picked up for a pretty penny. In fact, it seems like the opposite of manly.
All of that changes on Black Friday.
The day after Thanksgiving is far from a normal shopping day. While most shopping can be considered gathering, seeing each person push a stupid cart around and grab the boring items they need to survive, Black Friday is hunting. You must scout out your prey, fight for it, hope you don’t get the crap beat out of you, and, hopefully, you will survive to tell about the terrific bargains on flat screen TV’s you were able to find.