The little bit of holiday shopping we po’ folks are able to do was accomplished in a few hours, in a few stores, on a Monday after the official stampedes were over. Call it Blackish Monday. Avoid getting trampled to death in a Walmart, and still take advantage of ongoing sales in saner stores. The coupons I had downloaded saved us even more money. Now we’re done. *not gloating*
Then, since we hadn’t eaten at all, we adjourned to Yassin’s for falafel. Besides great authentic Middle Eastern food, we get to contribute to a worthy cause. Yassin’s is the ultimate immigrant success story. He came here from Syria with nothing, and now is enriching his community and hiring immigrants himself. It’s a safe space for minorities of all kinds.