#4. Friday after Thanksgiving
In 1951 the circular drew attention to the suspiciously high level of sickness that day. ‘Friday-after-Thanksgiving-it is’ is a disease second only to the bubonic plague in its effects. At least that’s the feeling of those who have to get production out, when Black Friday comes along. The shop may be half empty, but every absentee was sick – and can prove it,” reads the circular.