If you're reading this post on Black Friday, it must mean you're done trampling your neighbors at the mall so you can get a widescreen TV for 10 percent off. Going nuts for sales in stores and online is an American tradition, rooted in our deep love of consumerism and deals. We just can't seem to resist the allure of a good deal, even though we could likely just get the deal online, there's something about being physically there for the absolute madness.
It seems as though corporations are trying to spread the phenomenon of Black Friday to other countries, with mixed results. People are LOLing at this video of a store in the UK opening its door to shoppers in the early a.m., anticipating hordes of desperate people.
Look at what happens:
Yup. Just one dude. As you can see from the longer video, there are far more personnel than shoppers milling about. Because there was only one guy. The poor guy probably didn't even realize he'd become an internet viral sensation.
The man's name is allegedly Marcel, and he was supposedly there to pick up his laptop. Everyone's having a good laugh at this enthusiastic dude, who may have just had a flight to catch or something. But they're having a bigger laugh at the powers that be for failing to force Black Friday down everyone's throats:
There goes a man who knows what he wants— Harry Quinn (@mightyquinn89) November 24, 2017
So thatll be 2 years in a row that the uk generally dont give a shit about this "event" maybe we do actually have more common sense than the Americans— Mathew Lisett (@Mathew30) November 24, 2017
Hahahaha STAMPEDEEEEEEE— Raptor Turtle (@MrRaptorTurtle) November 24, 2017
Dunno looked a bit panicky like hahaha— Jay Sewell (@KopiteJay90) November 24, 2017
The staff are literally surrounded by customer.— Rhys Thomas FRCS (@croydonsurgeon) November 24, 2017
You can chalk it up to UK citizens being less interested in stuff, but it sounds more like Black Friday deals still kinda stink over there. Maybe once they get some true 'doorbusters' the crowds may get a bit bigger.
Black Friday in America is a one day huge sale with massive price reductions. Here we have made it a week long sale with not many bargains.— Graeme Williams (@houndario) November 24, 2017
Though if you want to see the up side, go for it!
Sometimes, just sometimes, I remember why I love this country. 😀👏— Ped Peros (@PedroPeros) November 24, 2017
Because...in time...they'll get you. Oh, they'll get you.