Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Dope or Nope

Black Friday - the midnight sales. The lines wrapped around stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart at 4:00 in the morning. People sleeping out for these "door-buster" sales in which the really, really good items are gone the second the store opens. The traffic, the nightmares in the parking lots. The disheveled look of the stores minutes after opening. The abandoned shopping carts littering almost ever aisle.

Is this really the start of the Christmas season? Shouldn't it be a little more peaceful or positive? I've tried going out on Black Friday a couple of times - and I refuse to do it anymore (well, at least the 5:00 AM thing). It is a real test to your patience ... a test I almost failed numerous times.

It's a big NOPE for me.


Sandi said...

I have never gone out on Black Friday. It's just too insane for me. Plus I usually have all my shopping done before then.

Four Dinners said...

4 am outside Walmart???

Good grief. You live in a very sick country old bean.

The last time I saw 4 am was emerging from The 5 Bells pub in Harmondsworth.

Now that night was worth a 4 am!!!!

Steph said...

This is a big ole NOPE for me. We went shopping on Black Friday last year in Seattle (not too early) and it was intense.

Frederick said...

Hell no. I don't get why business don't run their sales for the following week instead of all in one day. Alot of the big corps wouldn't have to hire temps for the big Friday rush and it'd be more convienent for all buyers involved.

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