My favorite Black Friday tradition? Complaining about Black Friday.
A few years ago, I surrendered any right to sneer at Black Friday shoppers; I became one of them.
Why Apple’s retail stores make me nervous
I grew up shopping in dingy, cavernous, fluorescent-lit warehouses. But Apple outlets resemble high-end, big-city fashion boutiques, more than they do the Rust Belt K-Marts of my youth.
‘Black Friday brawl videos are how rich people shame the poor’
Which is more grotesque? The surging mob of rabid deal-hounds, or the sneering, privileged audience cheering them on?
Amazon Prime: the rural escapee’s best friend
When we moved to rural West Virginia last year, we knew the remote location would pose some challenges. There aren’t many doctors nearby, for example. It takes an hour to reach the nearest hospital. We drive twenty-five miles just to get our oil changed. But the biggest headache? Shopping. Like all good Americans, we had…