Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday... need I say more?

Ok, am I the only one that thinks this day is greatly over-rated? The I BEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR!!!! I think not. There is nothing that can make me get up at the ungodly hour of 4 AM to push my way through the front door of a store to buy dodads that are super bargain basement cheap.... So I thought.

Flipping through the sales flyers on Thursday morning... I start saying to myself, hmmm this is a good deal, oooh I really need one of those AND its on sale... NICE I found one of those and its super cheap.... you get my point. I make myself a game plan, I am going to Walmart to get X,Y,Z, then I'm heading over to KMart because they open later and I can get A,B,C. Its doable, I'm game.

Now fast forward to Thanksgiving evening, when we head over to my uncle's house for some dessert. Well dessert turned into lets play guyavita (a colombian dice game), then ooh how about we karoake for a little bit... and a few drinks here and a few drinks there. Its not 11 pm and I NEED TO GET UP AT 4AM!!!! Ok, so we all decide its time to go... we head on home, I get the kiddies ready for bed, my hubby crashes, and I can't sleep! WTF! I finally get to sleep and theres the alarm.

Well I had set my alarm for 4:30am on Friday morning, get up get dressed and head out to the stores... yes, I know, I'm a hypocrite. What can I do, I love myself a good deal. So my dedicated self gets out of bed, dressed and into my car at the ungodly hour of 4:55am, off to Walmart I go. Now on the way, I'm thinking to myself, I must be the only person crazy enough to head out at this time of the morning... BUT this is what I find as I approach Walmart.....

Oh, but wait... there's more.....

Yup... this is the scene at 5 AM at Walmart... there isn't a parking spot in sight! I take a little consolation in the fact that I am not the only psycho shopper out there that will get up at this hour to save a buck.

But I was able to get the things I was looking for, including a pretty good deal on a DL lite for Isabel for christmas... Nice, I'm ahead of the game now. I usually don't start, or do any, of my christmas shopping until Christmas Eve.

Well.. I'm in and out in 45 minutes. The longest part was the wait at the stupid register. NOW I remember why I don't like shopping on this day! grrrr....

So I head on over to Kmart. Nice its still early I can get in and out without losing anymore sleep, and head on home to cuddle all nice and warm in bed with my hubby.


This is the scene as I pulled up to the Kmart parking lot, yes that is the line to get into the store which has not opened yet... and it continues the length of the building, I'd say there was at least 200 people waiting to get in. ANOTHER reason that I had forgotten as to why I don't like this day!!!!!

BUT I got my coffee maker, $9.99... can't beat that.

So here's my contribution to stablizing the economy.

1 comment:

darcie said...

what a great post! i was laughing hysterically. we normally go to Kohls and we are never there early enough to experience the lines. this year i actually went to michaels at 11:30 and still waited in line for 30 minutes...all to save $9 on yarn.