382 GRIPES and Griping Strong!



I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Black Friday Sham

I was watching the Notre Dame and Boston College game last night when a slew of Christmas commercials hit the TV screen.  My first reaction was ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!  Christmas commercials already?  It's still two weeks or so away from Thanksgiving.  I screamed to my wife, "It seems that every year the Christmas ads come earlier and earlier".  Most stores have simply skipped over Halloween and Thanksgiving and have gone right into Christmas.  In fact, this year most of the stores are selling items at Black Friday prices days before Black Friday.  Sears is running it's Black Friday deals 5 days before the big retail day and Walmart is starting their sales at 8:00pm the night before.  What the hell is going on here?  Even the online stores are jumping the gun.  Nomorerack is currently running a pre Black Friday sale.  Cmon, a pre Black Friday sale.  Before you know it there will be a post Black Friday sale.  Who said they could change the Black Friday rules?  Hell, they might as well have a half way to Black Friday sale in May.  Before you know it, it will be Black Friday every day.  As usual, the tradition of shoppers running a muck and fighting over discounted sales items will become a thing of the past.  Who will ever forget the Cabbage Patch Doll riot in 1983 at Zayre's Department Store in Wilkes-Barre.  That one made national headlines.  AHHHH the good old days of store workers using baseball bats to ward off crazed shoppers.  Now it's no more charging the doors, no more fist fights and no more arrests.  The quest for more money has taken all of the fun out of Black Friday.  The most exciting shopping day of the year has become nothing but a retail sham.

Coming up:  The Top 5 Christmas Toys That Caused Bloodshed.  

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