Lifestyle Black Friday is the absolute worst: Here's why By Meghan Giannotta email@example.com Updated November 22, 2017 9:46 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Stuffed with turkey and potatoes, there’s not much we’d rather do at the end of a relaxing Thanksgiving than curl up with Netflix and a slice of pie. But thanks to a little something known as Black Friday, that laid-back evening can easily be cut short. Some people, for one reason or another, actually enjoy skipping out early on their turkey dinners to stand out in the cold and score a new TV for 30 percent off. We’re all for a good deal. Who isn’t? But this shopping-obsessed holiday is beginning to feel like that relative who always overstays his welcome. Here’s why we should all skip out on Black Friday and enjoy the day off instead. It involves waking up early Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sandy Huffaker If you're lucky enough to have off on Thanksgiving AND the day after, why would you waste it waking up before the sun rises to make a 5 a.m. sale? Or not sleeping at all Photo Credit: Newsday / Jim Peppler Black Friday sales are creeping earlier and earlier, starting on Thursday afternoon and running all through the night. Good luck returning to work on Monday after partying through Thanksgiving Eve, stuffing yourself with turkey on Thursday and then staying up all night. Everything is so crowded Photo Credit: Getty Images / David Ramos You know what's not crowded on Black Friday? Your apartment. Where are the deals we really care about? Photo Credit: Clover Club How about a Black Friday special that slashes our rent in half? Or gives us buy-one-get-one-free drink deals? You'll just end up spending money on yourself Photo Credit: Getty Images / AFP / Timothy A. Clary Chances are you ventured out on at least one Black Friday in your lifetime before deciding the whole ordeal isn't your thing. Unless you were super organized, you probably made purchases for yourself instead of getting a head start on your holiday lists. You go from being thankful to greedy in hours Photo Credit: Charlie Palmer Group 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving: *Sits around a table appreciating friends and family.* 4 p.m. on Black Friday: *Sits around a table admiring new possessions.* Working retail is a nightmare Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kena Betancur It's horrible actually being a Black Friday shopper but it's even worse being an employee who has to deal with growing lines and complaining customers. You can find deals on Cyber Monday without leaving bed Photo Credit: Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez Sure, 50 percent off sounds like a lot. But you can get a deal just as enticing come Cyber Monday without even leaving your bed. It’s a dangerous day Photo Credit: Ed Betz If you do decide to head out to the stores and push your way through crowds, stay safe. Shopper injuries are all too common on Black Friday. By Meghan Giannotta firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.