Yesterday was Black Friday. I was watching on the news how people were camped out in front of stores since they finished their turkeys and dressing on Thursday afternoon. I've always found this a bit extreme and to this day the only time I've camped out in front of any place of business was for the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
This got me to wondering, what would happen if I actually did make an attempt to brave the crowds and traffic and do some shopping. Being the daredevil that I am, I took the chance. I swear it was like walking down Bourbon St. during Mardi Gras out there!
People were shoving, pushing, grabbing, yanking, and I bet somewhere there was a fight or two. All the best human nature has to offer. It was then that I realized what a big mistake this was, especially since I had to be at the school for 4:30 in order to head to the game.
Having realized this, I purchased what I actually got out for and headed home. Was it worth it?
Well, I looked on-line and found a cheaper price for just about everything on my list (including shipping + handling) than the "deals" the stores had, so I'd have to say no. Will I be shopping exclusively on-line from now on? No, businesses need business, but cheap is cheap.
All in all, I happened tp survive yesterday, though. How did you guys out there fare?
The Hateful Eight
2 days ago