I’m only showing you this to help you understand why I was so perplexed when I stumbled across this news story about how people starting lining up on Wednesday morning outside of Best Buy so they could get “A good deal on a Television Set” when the doors open up on Friday.
Maybe it’s just me, but this just seems wrong on SOOOOOO… many levels.
First off, last time I checked… Thanksgiving is about spending time with loved ones while gorging yourself on Turkey (or Tofurkey if you’re one of THOSE people) until you can barely move..
Here’s what’s sick… Wanna know what these guy’s are eating? The #1 food in the parking lot?
Domino’s and Monster Energy Drink. Sure, these two items have been staples in my diet for quite some time, but come on… NOT on Thanksgiving.
Second off (if that’s even a legitimate phrase)…
Unfortunately this explains everything.
Basically these guys are trading 2 ENTIRE DAYS of their lives just so they can save $400 on a TV Set.
I did the math and $400/48 hours is like $8.30 an hour. But here’s the thing… it’s NOT even real money. Nobodies actually paying them.
At first I was thinking…
“What kind of IDIOT would do that”
…but right after asking that question the real irony of the situation started sinking in…
I’ll be honest, I spent much of my life earning far less than $8.33 an hour, but there’s a damn good reason I don’t anymore.
The REASON I don’t make $8.33/hr anymore is because one day I made the decision to STOP ACTING AS IF MY TIME was only worth $8.33/hr. Since then the results have been amazing…
Hell, nowadays one little $16,000 wholesaling deal is EQUAL to making $8.00/hr for the year ($16,000/2000 hour average work year). And that’s just one stupid deal… anyone could do that in their sleep… even these Black Friday Wierdos.
Here’s what’s ironic…
What’s the NUMBER ONE activity poor people spend their time doing (that RICH PEOPLE do NOT)?
They WATCH TV.
I believe it was the late Jim Rohn who said it best…
“Rich people have libraries, Poor people have TV’s”
Anyway… I just had to get that off my chest.
I could go on and on about this subject. It’s just one those HOT BUTTONS, I guess.
I don’t mean to be arrogant and quote myself, but this seem’s to sum it up best…
“The day I became wealthy was the day I stopped looking for ways to SAVE MONEY… and started looking for ways to MAKE IT”.
May you and all your days be blessed,