Black Friday blues.

There is a longish piece in this morning’s Mail about the lack of enthusiasm (queuing; getting up really early) to join in the race for alleged bargains and ‘super discounts’ during the early stages of ‘Black Friday’. Most of us must remember that famous photo, reproduced below, of last year’s punters searching, (grappling, fighting, desperately struggling) for a chance to buy, presumably at some discount; a 40” flatscreen tv.


But this year’s prime pix features a lady walking sedately through the doors with no less than FIVE large televisions on two trolleys; and we must try and imagine the reasons, the purpose behind this electronic feast.


Answers, on both sides of the postcard, to No 11, Downing Street.

11 comments for “Black Friday blues.

  1. November 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Is this what that “just about managing” looks like?

  2. Errol
    November 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    That’s £1250 worth of TV. Is she planning to put them on ebay? Is this lower class share dealing, or something?

    • November 27, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Sending them back to Africa?

  3. Errol
    November 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I need to ask. Looking at the Mail article the faces shopping are black and asian. The ones scrabbling at last years event are black and asian.

    Where are all the white people? Or are we the mugs, going to work to pay for the welfare for these people spending our money on stuff they’ll shove on ebay later on?

    • November 25, 2016 at 11:11 pm


      The bloke with the green hat and the gormless look, he’s white; and you don’t see many red-headed asians around. I thought it was a good cross-section of our Multi-Culti Britain.

      • November 26, 2016 at 3:40 am

        3 out of the 9 foreground faces were white. Is this the colour distribution in the UK now?

        • November 27, 2016 at 8:08 am

          Not in some areas…

  4. November 26, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Are we allowed to use the term “appalled”? Appalled by the whole orgy of greed, about what it does to people, about the lack of dignity?

  5. Bemused
    November 26, 2016 at 7:34 am

    It looks like a composed photo to me. Everybody is calm and controlled in the background but these 9/10 are scrambling for TVs that another lady can pick up 5 off. Contrived, also in the background another cameraman and sound mike from a TV media.

    • Bemused
      November 26, 2016 at 7:41 am

      The dude in the glasses at the back and the black guy next to him can’t even be botherered to pretend to be jostling for the goods. Total fake in my opinion.

  6. Peter MacFarlane
    November 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Why is always televisions?

    Do people like these buy nothing else?

    Do they not realise that television is one of the many ways the PTB hope to control their minds and their lives?

    So many questions…

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