Mom Would Feel Just a Little Better About Kids Shopping on ‘White Friday’
Though she permitted her two teenage children to brave early morning crowds in search of savings on Black Friday, local mother Jane Fox couldn’t help but imagine she’d be more comfortable were the day known as “White Friday” instead.
Fox, 44, worried about the dangers of shopping in packed stores as she decided that the title of the famed consumer holliday was unnecessarily intimidating.
“Why does it have to be called ‘Black Friday’?” Fox asked herself aloud. “What’s ‘black’ about it? Why not call it ‘White Friday’?
Infamous for its occasional brawls and stampedes, Black Friday is the informal title given to the day after Thanksgiving where many retailers open early and offer promotional pricing. Fox forbade her children, Ashley and Marcus, from participating in years prior.
“The kids are 17 and 14 now, and Ashley has her driver’s license,” Fox, who had lent her Toyota Sienna to her daughter, explained. “I really don’t want them out there on Black Friday but they’ve been begging me for a month. They’re really good kids.”
Fox expanded upon her earlier comments, adding that other colors would be acceptable also.
“Green Friday, Purple Friday, it doesn’t need to be White Friday,” she said. “But there’s just something about Black Friday that just makes me uneasy.”
Fox stipulated that her children would text her at least once per hour and be home by noon.
“I haven’t heard from Ashley in 51 minutes. I hope she’s alright,” she lamented.
At press time, Fox decided to stop worrying in the kitchen and go worry in the living room instead.