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Black Friday made it a black weekend

A busy city centre as shops have their Black Friday
A busy city centre as shops have their Black Friday

FRIGHTENING to see how quickly the general public can be whipped up into a frenzy at the slightest provocation.

I refer, of course, to ‘Black Friday’, an ugly tradition imported from the US, in which shoppers ram the aisles of supermarkets, bracing themselves for a battle to the death over slightly discounted, but still costly and unnecessary electrical luxuries.

God help those of us who just want to buy our weekly groceries during ‘Black Weekend’!

Martin Jackson,

By e-mail.