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Well, Thanksgiving 2011 is officially over…another year past! Fun with family and friends…great eats, good times and hopefully some laughs has ended…at least for the month of November.
Now the serious stuff is about to start. That’s right….
I’m not sure if this is a world-wide phenomenon, of if this is something that only happens in the States.
But I do know several people that started planning and plotting their routes, counting their cash, searching for coupons, pre-shopping online and in flyers before the Turkey day dishes were cleared from the table!
I have a confession to make here. I used to love shopping. LOVED IT! But as my life became busier, I married, had children, and juggled this all with working…I just found it to be another chore. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to find things for my loved ones that I know they’ll enjoy, but I’m more the type to know what I’m looking for, get in and get out. I don’t want to browse and shop and spend hours combing the malls looking for something that I have no clue as to what it is. 🙂 Most of the time I start shopping months ahead and put things away, so that when this time of year rolls around, I’m basically finished. I might need one or two things, or a few stocking stuffers, but that’s about it. And I like it.
But every year I’d hear the hype about BLACK FRIDAY and wonder if maybe I was missing something. Friends would tell me about some awesome deals they’d find, share some funny stories of people they encountered while waiting in line for the next best thing that only two stores in the whole city had 3 of, or share how they witnessed some shopper become overwhelmed with the good sales that they’d faint, an ambulance would be called—oh you get what I’m saying. The drama of it all. Lol
So, a few years back my sister and I decided to blaze a trail down the crowded highways in bumper to bumper traffic and make our way into the busy shopping district to see what awesome deals we could find. Or maybe just witness something really amazing like two ladies duking it out for the last iPod-bedazzled-touchscreen-sony playstation-3D-handheld gadget that holds up to 15 gazillion ebooks in 23 foreign languages and does it all with unlimited hours. UGH!
So what did we do…we got up before it should be legal to do so, showered and prepped for a day of running the stores then made our way into town. LOL…okay, I have to admit I was already finished shopping so wasn’t in a huge rush to plow someone over to get the last of anything, but I did find a dvd player for $10…bought 3…and got this incredible electric griddle for $15. Score!!!
But I wasn’t so overwhelmed that I felt it necessary to do again. Oh sure, last year we talked about it, in a nostalgic way, even toyed with the idea of doing a repeat. But we never did.
Which brings me to….Drum roll please! Today’s Friday Fun Facts question…
This is a two-parter, so get ready! Do you hit the pavement on Black Friday decked out in running shoes and your debit or credit card squeezed in your grasp so tight it has the potential to snap? If so, what’s the best deal you’ve gotten?
Can’t wait to hear your comments!