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46. Sharon Goes Shopping
Sharon went to Target with Paula. Target was
a sale. Everything was on sale. It was
holiday season. It was the day after Thanksgiving.
was Black Friday. “Did someone die?” Paula asked
mom. Her mom said no. “Then why do
call it Black Friday?” Paula asked. “Businesses want
be ‘in the black,’ honey,” Sharon said. “If
are in the black, they are making money.
they are ‘in the red,’ they are losing
. So, today is a good day for businesses.
will make a lot of money today. They
be in the black. They won’t be in
red.” Paula was happy. She was happy because
one had died. She was happy because Christmas
next month. She was happy because Target was
the black. “Let’s buy lots of stuff, so
can be extra black,” Paula said.