Columbus Day sales are happening at stores around the United States as well as online. As you'd expect, Twitter is full of reactions to the controversial holiday and its related sales.
Many are cracking jokes at the expense of Christopher Columbus and ultimately the holiday itself. Here's a sample.
The BMW dealership said they were having a Columbus Day sale. So I can just walk in, grab the keys to a 6 and say "I discovered this?"
— Steve Patton (@StevenPatton) October 12, 2015
A Columbus Day sale means you can take whatever you want, kill the employees, say you "discovered" the store and then keep it as your own
— Sara Petty (@_spetty) October 12, 2015
"A Columbus day sale means I can walk into a store and take what I want right?"
— Captain Levi (@DrameTV2) October 12, 2015
SPECIAL COLUMBUS DAY SALE: For $300 you can drive one of our vans into Canada and claim you discovered it.
— 1989 Aerostars $300 (@Aerostars4Sale) October 12, 2015
Since it's a columbus day sale, does that mean we can just show up and take whatever we want?
— Martin Carbonite! (@MartinBrandt) October 12, 2015
So a Columbus Day sale means I can barge into any store I want, take whatever I want, and tell the owner to get out, right?
— Andrew Gibson (@AGstl) October 12, 2015
Sooo a "Columbus Day Sale" means I can just walk in and take whatever I want right?
— emmanuel (@emm8nuel) October 12, 2015
Columbus Day sale?! Let's go to the store, claim everything is ours, then take it for free!
— Bryana Nguyen (@bryana_nguyen) October 12, 2015
I'm assuming that a Columbus Day sale means I can walk in the store, take everything I want, promise to pay a few bucks later, then leave
— Jacob Geers (@JacobGeers) October 12, 2015
So does a Columbus Day sale mean you can just roll up to a store, take whatever you want, enslave half the employees and make the rest sick?
— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) October 12, 2015
"Columbus Day Sale" = come into our store & take anything you want for free!!!
— ❁lexi❁ (@lexiiim) October 12, 2015
I'm assuming a Columbus Day sale means that I can claim all the merchandise my own and rename the store #HistoryRepeating
— Meg (@manzomegan) October 12, 2015
I thought a "Columbus Day" sale meant you could take what you want and say you "discovered " it. #RevisionistHistory
— Michael H. (@haneymi1) October 12, 2015
I assume that a Columbus Day sale means I can just walk into a store and take whatever I want.
— Brandon D. Anderson (@HeyBrandonA) October 12, 2015
COLUMBUS DAY SALE: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE WHEN YOU INFECT A NATIVE POPULATION WITH A DEADLY DISEASE
— james (@jamesadevo) October 12, 2015
"I'm assuming a Columbus Day sale means i can come in and take whatever I want"
— electric jesus (@backfliptornado) October 12, 2015
So a Columbus Day sale is when you walk into a store that's been open for years, claim you discovered it and take whatever you want, right?
— Sian Heder (@sianheder) October 12, 2015
i assume a columbus day sale means i can just walk into a store and take whatever i want
— sherlocked (@iatemuggles) October 11, 2015
— Brian Dennert (@dennert) October 10, 2015
Columbus Day sale means you can just show up and take whatever u want without consequences
— strange spooky man (@jussbcros) October 9, 2015
As you can see, it's mostly variations on the same joke, and most aren't being nearly as original as they might think. Still, it's clear that a lot of people have similar sentiments about the merits of Columbus Day sales.
Others are just more generally expressing disgust at the concept of Columbus Day sales, and more still are looking for some deals (of which there are plenty). One store has buy one, get one 50% off on Crocs.