I guess I lied. Or at least fibbed. I do apparently still take pictures of sunrises. While most of Monroe county (here in western NY) was preparing to invade the local malls early today (Black Friday), I was wandering around with my EM-5 looking at a sky loaded with color. Whenever I see oranges and blues in the same place I really can’t help myself.
Anyway, I’ve always disliked the idea of “Black Friday”. And when I see people camped out for days in front of Best Buy or the local Apple store I honestly wonder at the insanity. It’s just brain dead people with money (or credit cards). But hell, that’s what keeps the economy going, right? It’s a real catch-22: If people acted in a more rational manner and spent less of what they didn’t really have, it would lead to higher unemployment. Not a good thing. It’s retail that drives this economy. Of course more personal debt isn’t a good thing, either.
So I’ll skip the camping out at Best Buy; I don’t need any new 55″ TV’s. And I’ll just keep roaming around with my new EM-5. That I purchased online. My contribution to stimulating the economy. Hey, you can’t say I’m not trying to do my part………..