You may have read in your newspapers this morning that Black Friday proved to be a resounding success for the UK retail sector.
Official figures released yesterday showed that sales in November rose 6.4% in comparison with twelve months ago, the fastest annual increase in a decade.
According to the Office for National Statistics, sales of electrical goods were up almost a third on this time last year with department stores increasing their sales by 15%.
This is obviously very good news for all involved, other than those overkeen shoppers who sustained bodily injuries whilst scrapping for a cheap telly.
Which reminds me, tonight is Black Eye Friday (formerly known as Mad Friday) when revellers all over the country spill out of their workplaces and into bars for a pre-Christmas cocktail of good cheer laced with occasional extreme violence.
Be safe people.