Black Friday in the United States is a dog-eat-dog event. Long lines, crowds, fighting, and more kick off the holiday shopping season, as people fight, yell, push, scratch, and claw their way to $50 a television.
There have already been deaths and multiple shopping-related injuries in the U.S. related to Black Friday. In Canada, it’s an entirely different story. While Canadians have been stereotyped for being overly polite and cordial, a Twitter video showcasing a Best Buy Black Friday midnight event didn’t disprove the mindset.
This is literally how Canadians do Door crasher Black Friday sale lmao. This is actually so Canadian it makes me cry pic.twitter.com/cCbgAqioQ9
— Cuellar360 (@Cuellar360) November 25, 2016
Instead of pushing and fighting like their U.S. counterparts, Canadians calmly walk into Best Buy in an organized, even-keeled fashion. There’s no jumping in the front of the line, or arguing. Instead, Best Buy staffers give the orderly shoppers a standing ovation as the chilly Canadians walk in to get some deals.
Americans could learn a lot from their neighbors in the North. Probably in more areas than Black Friday shopping, of course, but progress has to start somewhere.