The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in September 1992 in Vancouver, Canada. The purpose is to draw attention to the harmful effects of over-consumption. People go into debt buying things they don’t need. In order to finance their spending, they must work long hours which leaves little time for what’s important, time spent with family and friends.
So on this day after Thanksgiving, this blogger won’t risk her safety with all of the crazy people at Walmart or Best Buy. I choose to avoid the pushing, shoving and rudeness that has overshadowed our day of thanks. The retailers seem to think they’re giving the people what they want, but I’m not buying it.