What is there to be thankful on a Black Friday when the focus is on shopping? Sale. Sale, Sale. Signs on the windows displayed 20 to 70 percent mark down.
With the discounted prices still the sale is expensive since goods are 300% marked up. Besides, most of the items are made in China.
Thank goodness for “Made in China or PRC” tags, it deters me from further shopping.
Spending not a single cent makes me feel so rich.
Downtown scene is littered with people. I ended up people watching instead of shopping.
My eyes caught a sign “food for traveler, please” besides a woman.
She is clean-looking, reading a book at the corner of the building, braided hair and a nose ring. Her appearance is healthy and the type that does not eat anything that moves.
I asked: “Do you like rice crackers, all natural and no artificial flavoring?” showing her the whole package.
Beaming with a smile, she softly said thank you and gratefully accepted the rice cakes.
Another good day for an offer not turned down.
Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears
~ William Wordsworth