Consumers Make Friday Black for More Than Retailers

The fliers came in the paper yesterday offering the endless possibilities for any and all to help retailers improve their bottom line. In today’s paper an AP article noted how we consumers will also help plumbers to profits. From the article,

Clogged drains from plenty of grease are a problem as soon as holiday season starts, but the day after Thanksgiving is one of the plumber’s busiest. (a copy of the article is here)

This is not a call to avoid meals on Thanksgiving. And, certainly a little common sense when it comes to grease down drains could lower the post-Thanksgiving profits for plumbers. I simply found it interesting that on a day we often become gluttons our refuse may cause costly back-ups in our plumbing.

Maybe we could play out the implications of over-eating on our own human pipes (arteries) and other organs. If we suggest not putting grease down our drains to be common sense, then could we not note medical information calling us to a less sedentary lifestyle and more healthy eating habits may keep our pipes clean to be common sense too?

In the end, this short piece left me considering all the implications of a “Black Friday.”

Your thoughts?

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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