We all know what Black Friday is now: the day when people will trample their in-laws for a great deal on a flat panel TV.
But why "Black Friday" anyway? Why not Blowout Friday or So-Marked-Down-It's-Practically-Free Friday?
Well, the term has a rather sicker origin than you might expect.
It seems a few decades ago most offices gave their employees Thanksgiving Day off — but required them to come back in and work the following day.
Seeing as how taking that ONE stuffing-stuffed day gave people a four day weekend to spend with their families, many people just called in sick.
In fact, so many