Lucy’s life: A wry take on the human condition…




So Black Friday has arrived! I do, however, use the term loosely as after a very pleasant jaunt out to the Christmas lights switch on last night in Chichester, where the festivities flowed in abundance, and the crowds revelled, it did appear to be Black Thursday!

Then of course there’s tomorrow, Sunday and Monday…this really is fabulous for all the bargain-hunters to have five days of half price goods.

An ideal opportunity to get those Christmas gifts for which the children have been nagging at us all year. And, of course, not forgetting the chance for us to run up obscene credit card bills that we have to spend the next 12 months trying to clear. And all in the name of a bargain.

However, I must point a slight irregularity in these proceedings, just because I overthink pretty much everything. I’m curious to know why and how this most wondrous event possesses the name “Black Friday”, when it’s obviously become Black Five Days?

And whilst on the subject of Christmas and sales, why are the January sales called such when, if I’m not mistaken, they begin on Boxing Day — which, as we all know, is the 26th DECEMBER — and often last until the beginning of February?

A small technicality, maybe, but a bug bear of mine nevertheless!  On a lighter note, I did manage to navigate my way through the masses to my shop of choice and purchased a lovely coat half price…result!

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon – Lucy xx




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Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.