“Attention K-Mart Shoppers, there is a shopper in perimenopause and menopause on isle three. Be prepared for shoving, dirty looks, and sudden emotional outbursts.”
Let’s face it, when our hormones are plummeting, our tempers are rising. Things that used to go practically unnoticed, like our husbands chewing gum, suddenly feel like fingernails scratching on a chalkboard.
Thank you, Shop.org for the birth of Cyber Monday!
In the olden days, the day after Thanksgiving was traditionally considered to be the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Most retailers would have big sales, providing massive discounts to attract Christmas shoppers.
Thanksgiving weekend is also one of the busiest travel weekends in the U.S. when people travel all across the Country to be with their families. As a result, many customers miss Black Friday’s deals and sales. That is why Cyber Monday was born! We can shop anywhere – even on an airplane!
In 2005, Shop.org realized that on the Monday after Black Friday millions of Americans, fresh off a Thanksgiving weekend of window shopping, were not busy at work, but instead were on their computers buying up a storm!
Although the store aisles have been lined with holiday decor even before we celebrated Halloween, the truth is some of us do not get our holiday shopping done in a timely manner.
That’s where Cyber Monday comes in, and why I love it!
Retailers have become more social media savvy, so they often offer the best deals to those who follow them on Facebook and Twitter, get their Pinterest and Instagram feeds, or sign up for text and email alerts. So make sure you’re following your favorite retailers on social media.
It is so much safer for everyone now that we are shopping on our keyboards rather than trying to manage Black Friday’s crazy traffic, overstuffed parking lots, and endless check-out lines.
BlackFriday.com says, “We anticipate a steady increase in Black Friday sales, so by Black Friday 2015 we’re projecting total sales numbers to eclipse $80 billion! Further, we think that the amount of Black Friday shoppers will also continue to go up, and by Black Friday 2015 there should be well over 300 million shoppers.”
Who needs Black Friday when you can get “door buster” deals on Cyber Monday? It’s certainly safer for everyone to have shoppers in perimenopause and menopause ensconced in their homes, at their computers and out of the isles!
My Motto: Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN!
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