Black Friday, Chick-fil-a, and Leadership (part 1)

Don’t look now but your values are showing.

We all want to be what we are not. If you have brown eyes you want blue, if you have curly hair you straighten it. As a kid I had to wear “slim” jeans and so desperately wanted to wear “husky” it sounded so tough, and now skinny jeans are the rage. We want to be certain things and aspire to them but who we are shows through.

I recently went Black Friday shopping for the first time in my life. Saying it was crazy doesn’t do it justice. I am not a fan of crowds, and don’t ever feel like I have to have anything bad enough to wait in line for it. I’m just not that cool. But this year a deal came up I couldn’t pass up it was well worth an hour or two in line.

I was shocked by the confusion, misinformation, and overall craziness that transpired. There were no lines, no signs, no information and it wasn’t until last-minute someone handed out numbers. The cardboard container holding all the video games was destroyed and people were on their hands and knees looking for games. All of this could have been avoided with a little forethought. I have never seen so many shoppers in one place and every year it’s the same thing. You would think they would have put more thought into creating a system.

10:00 pm came people were screaming pushing and games where flying. I don’t think I will ever go to Wal-Mart for Black Friday again. What does Wal-mart value? – Cheap stuff sold to lots of people they make their money from bulk sales. No matter what values they put up in their break room they value bulk first customers second.

It doesn’t matter what you say your values are it’s what you do that shows what your values are.



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