Thanksgiving was great. As I sit here at two am typing this up, I think back on the day. There was great food (if I do say so myself, LOL), great friends, and a generally good time. After we all ate we switched to some important talk.
Then suddenly one of them (Jennifer) asked where the ads for Black Friday were. I told her to feel free to check our newspaper. Next thing you know, I was sprawled out on the couch (too much triptophan) and she was sprawled out on the living room floor with all the newspaper ads around her. She asked for stickies (post it notes) to flag in the newspaper those items she was going to purchase. She had planned on two stores already, that she was going to go to on Black Friday.
Shirley, John and my other friend, decided on another store she would go to.
Was I hearing correctly?
Shirley had just gotten done saying that last year, her son went to the local Best Buy (less than a mile from John and my home) at 4 am. on Black Friday. When he got there at 4 am, there was already a line that was four blocks long. But he got in the line anyway. It was worth it to him, he says, because he was in the beginning of the line, and he ended up getting what he wanted for a good price. But he did say however the wait was very long and he got very cold waiting in line. But, he says, it was still worth it. He could handle the four blocks and waiting hours and hours in the cold for the store to open.
*Shuddering, and shaking my head here.*
I feel sorry for my friends. I am going to be home under the blankets tomorrow, watching TV, sipping tea and eating leftovers, and doing nothing but spending time with John, as is fitting for the day after Thanksgiving!
I'm just wondering, how do you spend your Black Friday?