Today is the day when shoppers, here and around the world, set sail in a mass of humanity to buy … stuff. And more stuff. And even more stuff because the prices may, or may not, be right.
This morning’s news reports include stories of mayhem and near-rioting, fights and stampedes, as shoppers across the land jockey for this item or that, even fighting over … stuff.
Yes, it will be crowded today. Yes, some of us will be a little grumpy. Yes, some of us even will be rude, indifferent and aggressive. But most of us will remain at least civil as the nuttiness of the day sets in.
Some of us will even avoid the festivities by turning to online purchases. For those who do not, be careful on the roads today and treat others as you would be treated.
And remember when your temper is about to flare: It is just stuff; stuff you will give away or throw out down the road. Just stuff.