OK so I guess that after all the hype, we all know what the “BLACK FRIDAY” event is all about.
Special offers allegedly!
Of course the whole idea emanated in the USA, but what you might not know is that the name BLACK FRIDAY is based on the idea of stores getting their financial books back into the black (aka profit).
But now the “politically correct brigade” have jumped on the bandwagon to demand that the name be dropped alleging that ‘it’s discriminating and profiling against black people’.
“Black Friday should be called Holiday Buying Day, Spending Day, Charge Card Day, Green Backs or something other than black, which is discriminating and profiling against black people,” is the clarion call.
But is the name actually offensive?
What do you think?
As we roar headlong into Christmas, I was joined once again today by Margaret Mills for her regular book review.
The book chosen this month had a suitable a Christmas theme to it – “THE CHRISTMAS SECRET” by KAREN SWAN.
Set on the remote Scottish island of ISLAY the book revolves around a business coach, ALEX HYDE, supposedly at the top of her field, who has been offered an unbelievable sum to discreetly manage a family member on the board of an esteemed Scottish whisky company.
Lochlan Farqhuar is the son and heir of the founder of Kentallen Distilleries, and also it’s CEO.
He’s a maverick, and Alex finds that she has more than met her match of bringing him under control before he brings the company and indeed here reputation, to its knees.
A sub plot revealed in the book is linked to a local shipping disaster dating back to the closing days of the first world war.
Reviews I’ve seen were mixed, some were full of praise – “Absorbing, enthralling, and positively addictive!” and “There’s not a single thing that I didn’t like about this book,” whilst others were less than enthusiastic – “This book was painful to read” and “I don’t know why I bothered finishing it.”
But what did Margaret make of this one?
Listen here for her full review: –
If you feel that this is something you might consider adding to your Christmas reading list, the book once again is – “THE CHRISTMAS SECRET” by KAREN SWAN and is available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon and all good booksellers priced from £3.99 to about £8.
See you again tomorrow,