Friday, November 27, 2009

Hunting Season for Women

This morning, for the first time in my life, I took part in the madness known as Black Friday. My middle kiddo turns 6 tomorrow. We're getting him a Nintendo DS, which the wonderful world of Wal-Mart had on sale for $98. Also, they had digital photo frames for $29. I figured I couldn't beat a deal like that for the in-laws. I stood in line for 2 hours. I know, that's tame compared to some. And it was totally worth the smile I'm gonna see tomorrow when middle kiddo opens his birthday present. After all of this adventure this morning, I've come up with a few reasons for why people call it Black Friday...One, it's freakin' pitch black outside at 4:30 in the morning...Two, standing in line for two hours will cause one to black out. I also came up with a cardinal rule for Black Friday shopping: Leave your crabby hubby at home. (I came up with this one after standing in line next to a crabby hubby for two hours...seriously, if he called his wife to see where the "F***" she was in the store one more time, I was gonna stomp on his phone...)

Anyhoo, I successfully secured the bounty and have returned home. I don't think I'll leave again today. People are freakin' crazy!


  1. People ARE crazy. We don't have Black Friday in Canada - though people are trying to import it - but our Boxing Day sales are similar. Plus, it's 40 below here by then, so there are people lining up in the wee hours of the morning and getting frostbite. Crazy.

  2. Hi, Coming to you by way of SITS. I don't participate in the black friday thing. People are crazy. From the shoppers to the drivers, and the stores don't help matters much. One store here opened up at midnight. How crazy is the?


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