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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, November 23, 2007
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It's a feeding frenzy!

they're out there
the sharks in line waiting for
the next big
bargain to bust down the door
who cares if
someone gets in the way - m o w
'em down, it's
M I N E (with little ones in tow)
teach 'em greed
real good lesson for them to
learn - Merry
Christmas leaves me black & blue

(c) 2007, Karla Dorman (11/23)

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Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/24/2007
You are so right about the feeling. Frenzy, aggression, frustration...
What's the meaning of it?
A clear message in few words.

Take care,

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/24/2007
I too make it a point to never go to these sales...after a few years ago when I attended a moonlight madness sale, well that was putting it mildly...I was poked, pushed, prodded, and nearly trampled...I usually find someone who is planning to attend and will let them pick up an item for me...I try to shop online more now, especially with rising gas prices. Well done!
Blessings & Happy Holidays,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/24/2007
Make it a point never to go out, just stay home, keep warm and take it easy. Always thought it was so silly anyway. Even when the kids were little, always did my Christmas shopping all year long so when Halloween rolls around I can kick back and relax. Just the wrapping to do now. Loved this one...

Be safe,
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/23/2007
well I don't wish to be his thanksgiving meal
thats why I swim in pools
love & peace

Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/23/2007
It is sad that our world revolves so much on that dollar sign that perfectly sane people act insane to save ten bucks. Sad reflection of our times.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/23/2007
I cant do the whole shopping frenzy thing, so I went up to Sonora today, and went to go visit some friends from church like Sister Ruth who were running the Christmas craft faire, excellent write, watch out for those sharks
God Bless
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/23/2007
Picture perfect!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/23/2007
Hi Karla-
Love your chosen picture! :)
They're out there for sure! I order online when I can! I avoid the rushes and pushes!
Wicked Poem, mine is coming
Years ago, I was ONE waiting inline of thousands for a Furby! I still h ave #4. :)

Warm hugs and Warmer Blessings, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
STay Positive!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/23/2007
The picture says it all. Nothing but a feeding frenzy. It's sad that there are so many gullible people in this world today that put materialistic things before the real meaning of the Season. No, it is not "Happy Holidays." It's Merry Christmas. I make it a point to respond to a "Happy Holidays" wish with "Merry Christmas." That is what it's all about; the ONLY reason for the Season!
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/23/2007
It is too bad that some think this way. I used to go Christmas shopping on this day, getting all my presents and enjoying the crowd. Yet, the older I get, I don't find it not so exciting, but a drudgery. I shop in the evening when folks are fixing supper, still find the good sales and minus the hustle and bustle. Rather miss it.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/23/2007
I rememger the year of the Cabbage Patch Babies...good thoughts. Lady J
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/23/2007
LOLL Black Friday at it's best, rather stay inside today :)))))
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 11/23/2007
So true, Karla.
I'd rather have a day of fasting before I'd throw my selfe into the abbys...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/23/2007
Stupid cows and cowboys . . .
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/23/2007
You will NEVER get me out the day after Thanksgiving.
Except to play golf...No shoppers on the golf course...only birdie hunters.

Reviewed by Zahra V 11/23/2007
You described it perfectly. Honestly, I do not have the patience it takes to participate in Black Friday!!!

Zahra V
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/23/2007
Nowhere to go but with the flow, Your picture make a good satiric christmas card! Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/23/2007
I will join the other ladies, tucked in nice and warm at home with coffee and a good book...happy shopping!
love and peace, Carole~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/23/2007
That's the photo of little Manuelito (from Bouncing) eating an appetiser before Thanksgiving turkey's arrival.
Reviewed by larry linville 11/23/2007
My daughter had to be at work this morning at 3:45 at the Penny's store. Today is her first day to experience Black Friday from the other side. She called on her lunch break before we had breakfast.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/23/2007
Karla, That is why I am home in my nice warm condo, drinking coffee and eating my egg and cheese omelet. I refuse to buy into this Black Friday thing!
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/23/2007

We'll get out to Wal*Mart later this afternoon, but ONLY because we need food; we're HONGRY!! LOL

Feeding frenzy is RIGHT!! NUTS! Pure=t NUTS!! You have captureed "Black Friday" perfectly in this write; and I love the title! It SHOULD be "Black-and-blue Friday"! *OW*

Remember the two "grown men" fighting like little kids over that tv?? NOBODY got to enjoy it because they dropped the stupid thing! Sad!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/23/2007
it can sure be shocking-glad i am home sipping coffee-never have participated
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/23/2007
A Very Nasty Feeding Frenzy that I've avoided for many years. And I know folks who spend 10 bucks in gas driving many miles to cash in on a 10 dollar savings. Sounds truly Nuts, to me.
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