We all survived Thanksgiving with nothing more than a few gained pounds, and also pounds of turkey leftover for sandwiches; this is a good thing in my opinion because I do love a good leftover turkey sandwich.
Black Friday rolled around and I planned to hide out at the house and refuse to participate, unlike my wife who went out at 6pm Thanksgiving evening for a Black Friday sale, my question is how can you call it a Black Friday sale when it is actually Thursday night?
Just as we were settling down in the living room after our fabulous dinner, Cindy and some of her nieces came up with the idea of going to our local Wally World, “Come on Jimmy, you know it will be fun” she prodded, and after all my attempts to ignore the requests had failed I simply smiled and said “No thank you Darling, I think I’ll stay…..
I never finished my statement but I did feel a rush of wind as the girls rushed out the door, all the sale ads finally began to settle around the living room as the door slammed, just imagine how fifteen pounds of sale ads look floating in the air, Cindy’s Dad and I looked at each other and simultaneously said, somebody’s going to have to pick those up.
Somehow I think they were only asking us to join them to be nice, but when it comes to Black Friday I think it’s nice to stay home.
At almost 9:30pm the girls arrived back home, they had survived Wally World with only a few altercations, going into the video department looking for movies to give Benjamin for Christmas they were only allowing five customers at a time, Cindy didn’t think this was such a bad idea, until the associates began following them around and loudly saying, “Make your selections and move on”
Cindy just took her time and continued making selections to buy, the associate told her Mam you are going to have to hurry along, there are other customers, Cindy told her “I am buying movies for my Grandson, I will pick out five or six and then I will move along” well you really need to hurry, at this time Cindy placed approximately fifty movies into the basket and began to walk away, the associate told her that she needed to pay for her purchases there, Cindy said, “I don’t have time right now, I have more shopping to do, I have to hurry along”
After leaving the video department Cindy thumbed through the basket of movies, picked out five at one dollar and ninety seven cents each and left the basket, she went to the jewelry counter and picked up a set of earrings for one of the nieces, paid for her movies and left Wally World.
The next morning Cindy asked me to go with her to Walgreen’s Drugs to pick up prescriptions, I joined her and as we waited for the prescription to be filled we browsed the store, looking through the as seen on TV stuff, I mentioned an item that I thought would be a good gift idea, Cindy looked at me and laughed “Tricked you” she said, “Just look at you shopping on Black Friday”
There is only one thing I hate more than shopping on Black Friday, and that is getting tricked into it.
How do you feel about the Black Friday sales, and do you willingly participate?