Just think Black Friday, but dialed back a notch.
Only a notch.
Beyond that, the two days share many characteristics..
- Some people wait all year for each day to arrive. These are the same people who collect salt and pepper shakers and have more than two cats.
- Crowds of hysterical shoppers will wait for hours in the cold in the wee of the morn to be at the head of the line for the bus to Crazytown.
- Fans of both days have no qualms about physically assaulting their fellow shoppers in order to secure a deal for some useless piece of crap.
- Supporters of Black Friday and Boxing Day usually have a less than stellar relationship with their loved ones. Why else woud they be out in the cold and surrounded by strangers when they could be surrounded by the warmth of family?
As you can tell, I’m not a fan of Boxing Day. I love a good deal as much as the next guy, but I refuse to be that guy in line who should be home with his family and friends. I’m usually working in order to pay for the useless crap I already have!