This past Black Friday was historically lucrative.  How lucrative you say?

Oh, just $12.3 billion dollars in sales (up 2.3% from 2012)

Oh yea and another $1.96 billion online (up 18.5% from 2012)

How much of that money was spent on things we really need?  Not much, considering the top sellers by far were tablets (especially IPads).  Let’s take a late Thanksgiving now that we’ve adequately indulged in our insatiable desire for cool stuff and pass a little sum sum to those who can’t afford to eat, let alone fight people over stuff they haven’t actually bought yet.  

#givingtuesday #grateful #donttazemebro