How many of you actually took on Black Friday by getting out into the crowds and making the attempt to buy something you really wanted or needed? We are in the process of remolding our bedroom, we have changed the wall color and hung a new ceiling fan, the only thing that is out of place now is the heavy 24” TV sitting on top of a table underneath a large window opposite the foot of our bed, on top of this table our TV also sits on top of a set of shelves that balances it up high enough for Miss Cindy to watch at night, I am surprised that in the two years we have lived here that it hasn’t taken a tumble onto the floor, with this being a sore thumb in a sense and the Black Friday special of a 32” Flat Screen TV advertised for $198 got us to looking at making a change, we have never owned a wide screen TV and for that price we make it happen, Cindy said to me.
I am not one to get out amongst the crowds and fight for merchandise, and I don’t see myself camping out in front of a store waiting for the sale to begin, I myself will pay regular price just to avoid the crowds, this particular TV went on sale for the two hundred dollar price beginning at 5am, it was also supposed to be available online at the same price at this same time, this would be more or less my type of a family shopping experience. Cindy mentioned that at 5am we could look online and try to order it there and if that didn’t work then we could head out for the store, so at 5am when I looked at the clock and saw how well Cindy was sleeping I did what anyone who loves Black Friday as much as I would do, I rolled over and went back to sleep, heck I figured it would be worth it to pay a little more and miss the crowds.
At about 6am Cindy sprang from bed and made a dash to the computer to purchase the $198 TV, after a while she slowly came back into the house with the news that it was sold out online, now I was
While Cindy was visiting with a couple we met, talking about how they were not willing to give up the TV they had in their basket for us, nor were they going to turn their head to look away while in front of Cindy, I made my way around looking at other items, I saw a few customers with the TV we were after in their baskets and out of the blue I see one in a basket being pushed by an associate of the store, I asked her if it was for sale and she replied yes it is, do you want it? I told her I did and was immediately covered by hands reaching over my shoulder towards this box as she placed it in my basket, she said it was the last one and someone had gotten to the register and couldn’t pay for it, a sea of “Oh Man”, sighs, and curse words echoed behind me as I hurriedly made my way back towards Cindy, the smile on Cindy’s face when she saw what I had in our basket followed by a High Five from her made Black Friday worth it for me right then.
Next year when Black Friday rolls around I look forward to waking up a 5am just to make sure Cindy is still sleeping, and to roll over and sleep until 11am when the sales are over for the day, although this new TV does look pretty good hanging on the wall in our room.