On the news Sunday night was a clip about all the Thanksgiving shopping, and they were say that while the Friday after Thanksgiving is “Black Friday, ” the following Monday, this past Monday, is known as “Online Monday,” one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. They went on to explain that while this is a great boon to online retailers, the companies that all these online shoppers work for loose half a billion dollars in productivity. Yes, half a billion dollars is lost on Online Monday because everyone is busy hitting Amazon.com, Overstock.com, BlueNile.com (hint, hint, honey, if you are online and reading this), and all the other online ways you can
waste your time on do your part to help the flagging economy.
Of course reading blogs is exempt from the time wasting element, because you just learned the importance of online shopping on the Monday after Thanksgiving and you can forward the link to my site to all your friends so they can learn about it as well, and that is nearly as good as having spent an hour or so Monday morning shopping .But if you are still feeling left out because you didn’t spend some work time doing something frivolous, yet oh, so necessary, then let me do my part and send you to Free Rice. I only offer this site as a remedy because you can thumb your nose at productivity for a little while and yet feel good about it because you are feeding the world.
Oh, and just so we are clear on this, Free Rice is addictive. So force yourself to quit periodically and report back with your high scores. I’m at 40 so far.