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#41 OldRUSHfan

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:18 PM

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View PostJ2112YYZ, on 24 November 2017 - 12:22 PM, said:

I will have to go out today and do some grocery shopping. There's a Target on the opposite side of the lot though and I will certainly be avoiding that. I used to work in retail and had my fill of black Friday hoopla years ago.
I went to Big Lots this morning to pick up a few groceries just to avoid the crowds.  No one was in Big Lots.

I've seen more "Big Lots commercials this year when I watch network TV around this time of year.
, so that wont be emty much anymore...just looked up 'Black Friday' the term, and it started in the 50's by workers calling in sick  to have a 4 day weekend in the Philidelphia area news papers.  New York Times started it for BIG time in 75, and most of the rest of the U.S, picked it up in the eighties along with most major retailers.Since I worked for FORD starting in '77, we ALWAYS had the Friday off after Thanksgiving.  Probably why I don't remember 'Black Friday' all that much. just another day to party!
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

Now that Black Friday is over I may leave my house.

The forecast is nice today, I may walk in a park, looking for the face of Zelix in every flower I see.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 25 November 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

Now that Black Friday is over I may leave my house.

The forecast is nice today, I may walk in a park, looking for the face of Zelix in every flower I see.
Look up at the sky too.  You may catch him smiling down at you.  :)

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

Jesus Christ, just go in there when you need it, and buy it like a gentleman or lady.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 25 November 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

Jesus Christ, just go in there when you need it, and buy it like a gentleman or lady.

We don't breed either anymore in this country.

I couldn't be more serious.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:46 AM

In a larger sense, this shopping craze around Christmas tells how we approach material goods. My family hates shopping for me around Birthdays or Xmas because if they give me something I didn't really need or value, I won't use it (as a look at the 2017 desk calendar sitting next to me still unopened). But if there's something I want, I just go buy it myself. So I'm locked into 'if I want/need it, I buy it. If I don't want/need it, I don't buy it'.

I've played guitar for some time, but I still use my old gear because that's all I need. I constantly torture myself on getting better gear because I can afford it, but I know the newness will wear off in a month or two and then it will be another 'meh'.

When buying lotto tickets I often thought of what I'd do if I won. Most likely continue the same lifestyle because high-end merch just doesn't appeal to me. How many Ferraris does a rich person really need?

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:13 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 26 November 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

In a larger sense, this shopping craze around Christmas tells how we approach material goods. My family hates shopping for me around Birthdays or Xmas because if they give me something I didn't really need or value, I won't use it (as a look at the 2017 desk calendar sitting next to me still unopened). But if there's something I want, I just go buy it myself. So I'm locked into 'if I want/need it, I buy it. If I don't want/need it, I don't buy it'.

I've played guitar for some time, but I still use my old gear because that's all I need. I constantly torture myself on getting better gear because I can afford it, but I know the newness will wear off in a month or two and then it will be another 'meh'.

When buying lotto tickets I often thought of what I'd do if I won. Most likely continue the same lifestyle because high-end merch just doesn't appeal to me. How many Ferraris does a rich person really need?
Five, I believe. Past that it's just a little much.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:10 PM

View PostLorraine, on 25 November 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 25 November 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

Now that Black Friday is over I may leave my house.

The forecast is nice today, I may walk in a park, looking for the face of Zelix in every flower I see.
Look up at the sky too.  You may catch him smiling down at you.  :)

Would it be possible for everyone to STOP feeding JR's delusion?
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 26 November 2017 - 06:10 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 November 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 25 November 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

Now that Black Friday is over I may leave my house.

The forecast is nice today, I may walk in a park, looking for the face of Zelix in every flower I see.
Look up at the sky too.  You may catch him smiling down at you.  :)

Would it be possible for everyone to STOP feeding JR's delusion?
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No.  I won't stop.

I'm having fun doing it.  And he knows we are teasing him.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:00 AM

View PostLorraine, on 27 November 2017 - 08:28 AM, said:

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 26 November 2017 - 06:10 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 November 2017 - 11:47 AM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 25 November 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

Now that Black Friday is over I may leave my house.

The forecast is nice today, I may walk in a park, looking for the face of Zelix in every flower I see.
Look up at the sky too.  You may catch him smiling down at you.  :)

Would it be possible for everyone to STOP feeding JR's delusion?
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No.  I won't stop.

I'm having fun doing it.  And he knows we are teasing him.

Well, I guess UTOPIA doesn't exist anywhere in this world, so I gotta live with it. I just don't understand it.
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