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Black Friday Always Results in Red Monday (standard:humor, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 26 2017Views/Reads: 358/183Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I may not be very good at giving presents, but I’m trying to become a better giver of thanks to God.

I'm not sure who come up with this term “Black Friday” but I am
definitely not for it. To me, Black Friday is rather devious and I know 
the only purpose is to get their teeth into my money, which is a sacred 
area to me. 

When it comes to shopping, I certainly am not a fan. I really do not
like shopping. I get nervous when I'm in the shopping mall, start 
sweating and have to leave and sit in my car for at least half an hour 
to regain composure. 

I have many interests and passions in life, but trust me, shopping is
not one of them. I can live my whole life without ever shopping. 

On the other side of our residence, it is a different story. 

I am not sure, but I suspect shopping is second nature to the Gracious
Mistress of the Parsonage. She has it down to a science; she collects 
coupons and whatever else is associated with it all year long. 

She is always boasting about how much money she has saved. Because I
enjoy our life together and I enjoy living, I always go along with her. 
But, and it's a big but, I'm not sure it's legitimate. 

For example, one time she came from a shopping spree and showed me on
the receipt she had saved $79.43. I studied the receipt and realized 
that in order to save that much money she had to spend over $200. Now, 
my dilemma is, do I point this out to her and encourage a scalding look 
back at me? Or, do I smile and keep on enjoying living? 

Here is the difference between my wife and me. All year long, she saves
coupons for this shopping spree that she enjoys. I, on the other hand, 
save up money all year long to enable her shopping spree. 

I am beginning to think I am an enabler. Is she a Shopaholic? Is this a

Don't tell her I'm thinking about this, but I believe I am enabling her
in this Shopaholic lifestyle. 

One thing about being a Shopaholic is that it's not contagious. It is
outrageous, but not contagious. 

For me, black Friday always ends on red Monday. 

On Friday, my checkbook is all in the black. Come Monday afternoon, it
is all in the red. 

Of course, I must say it has been working out very well for someone like
me who does not like to go shopping. If I liked to go shopping, we 
might be in competition and that could create some stress. As it 
stands, she loves shopping and I love her enough to support her 
shopping. Can you think of a better scenario? 

The reason I do not like shopping, especially at the mall, is because of
all of the people crowding the stores in the hallways. Although I don't 
like to shop, there are times when I must go shopping and when I go 
shopping, I like to ponder carefully what I'm shopping for. 

I do not buy the first thing I see. I used to do that and got into a lot
of trouble. But now, I need to think through what I'm buying and make 
sure it's the exact gift I want to purchase. When there are all kinds 
of people crowding the store, it does not give me the space to ponder 
my purchase. I like my personal space. 

Not only that, but when I am shopping I want to get the best price and
maybe there is another store across town that has the same item for a 
lot cheaper price. After I buy an item, it always worries me that maybe 
I could have bought it cheaper at another place. 

My thinking about shopping begins when I start shopping. The other side
of our marital bliss does it completely different. She thinks about 
shopping weeks and sometimes months ahead of the purchase date. 

When she goes shopping, she has everything thought through and all she
has to do is go and pick it up, give them a coupon and pay the bill. 

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