Happy Black Friday – Please Don’t Trample Me

One of the things I hate doing is waiting in line. To me, time is money and time spent waiting in line is time wasted that could be going to generating income or spending with family members. It truly amazes me that people would line up for hours on end to save a few bucks on some DVDs or trample over each other for a box of chocolate.

If you’re a retailer, you’re loving it. The Thanksgiving weekend can make up as much as 10 percent of all holiday sales, according to retail analyst Dana Telsey of Telsey Advisory Group, while the 10 days before Christmas can account for 40 percent of the total. Here’s a video taken outside a Best Buy just as the doors open.

And this is how the employees inside the Best Buy see things.