On a personal level, I believe Black Friday sales bring out the worst of humanity. Greed and materialism foster fierce competition and violent confrontations in intense quests to hand money over to retailers in exchange for goods they deem we require.
I can’t think of another country that spends one day at home being thankful for family, health and happiness, then spends the next day tasering one another in fights over video games.
There’s one Black Friday tradition, though, that makes me happy. Yes, there’s still competition and differences of opinion, but for the most part it offers fun and the possibility for a deal of a lifetime: a used car for $1.