Black Friday 2009 (nine nine nine nine)

So it’s 5:24 am on the day after Thanksgiving.  BLACK FRIDAY!  The stores are teaming with avid, somewhat deranged, shoppers…. or so I’ve been told! Stores are giving away $1,000 gift certificates, 2,000 inch big screens for 49 cents, free popcorn, $10 off your $11 purchase, yada, yada, yada.  I’m only up because I was coughing so violently, I didn’t want to wake up and keep up my also sickly husband, who is snoring quite comfortably at the moment.  I’m drinking tea.  THAT is a tell-tale sign that I’m not well.  I only drink tea when I don’t feel up to my usual perky self.

Rick and I did get up at 5:00 am on BLACK FRIDAY three years ago, but it was not to shop and SAVE SAVE SAVE.  He had surgery #3 on his Achilles tendon at 7:00 am downtown.  I remember driving by the packed parking lot in front of Circuit City and wondering who came up with midnight shopping???  It’s crazy.  It’s only the crazy people who shop when they should be sleeping.  It’s the crazy people who come out at night when the moon in full.  Why would a store owner bend to the desires of the crazies?  And promote their uncouth crazy ways?

Now if the scrapbooking stores did the 3:00 am spend ten cents and get $400 worth of scrapping supplies, I’d be camping out in front of the store with my Coleman lantern, personal trimmer and pile of photos, rounding the corners for future pages.  But they don’t.  They’re not crazy.  See, this proves it that scrapbooking women are not crazy

OK, the bottom of my teacup is staring up at me.  I’m no longer coughing up a lung.  I can now go back to bed and dream of all the money I’m saving my husband by not participating in BLACK FRIDAY!  If you’re a CRAZY person, please let those of us who stayed in our warm beds know what we missed.

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7 Responses to “Black Friday 2009 (nine nine nine nine)”

  1. Gramps and Gram Says:

    I have never shopped on Black Friday and never will.

    I have never shopped on Black Friday. Stores will do anything to get people into the store and hope one will shop, shop, and shop – spending far more money then planned. I, for one, will not fall for that ploy.

  2. rixgal Says:

    Me either! (unless it’s scrapbooking supplies.)

  3. Dad Says:

    Well I did, this year. I woke up at 5:10am and thought ‘I’m awake and I know of 2 items that I need to get for a couple of grandkids’, so I was on my way to Target at 5:25. I found the 2 items, one of them was the last one in the store, got in line and in about 20 minutes I was checked out. At 6:30 I was home with my treasures and having breakfast. Not bad, a half hour of travel and a half hour in the store and it was over.

  4. Grace Says:

    Way to go Grandpa! I was wondering what happened to him as I limped into to the kitchen, after my busy thanksgiving day. Thank heavens for notes posted to the coffee pot.

  5. tanya Says:

    We don’t have Black Friday here in Canada, so I thought I was safe to make a quick run into Toys R Us today. I should have known what a zoo it was going to be when I had to circle around the huge parking lot, but at least I got most of what I went for, so that’s okay. I used to be elbow-to-elbow with the rest of the crazies on boxing day here (granted not at 5 am), but I’m getting too old for that now. I’ll settle for mediocre deals on a quieter day.

  6. rixgal Says:

    Dad, I didn’t know you were already accepting grandkids’ Christmas lists. We’ll have ours submitted soon. I’m sure there’s other places you can shop at 5:00 am.

  7. Christy Butcher Says:

    Dad, You are awesome! I know some grandkids that are going to be thrilled!!!

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