Thursday, November 15, 2012

Live and Learn

As I start to see commercials for black Friday shopping popping up on TV, I can't help but have strong feelings. Strong feelings that there is no way on God's green earth you are going to get me to do that again.

Yes I went last year. I'm not sure why I didn't post about it. It was quite the experience. Carla and I decided to go to Wal-Mart at 11:30pm Thanksgiving night...yeah. Maybe we were on a Turkey high or something because we thought that would be a good idea. When I got to the Wal-Mart parking lot I had to park so far away they should have offered a tram to get me to the store. That was my first clue. When we got into Wal-Mart it was like a moving sea of people. You couldn't get through the aisle, unless you mowed your way through with the shopping cart. It was a claustrophobic nightmare.

All the displays were a mess. I kept finding one of something I liked, but it wasn't in the right size or color and I couldn't find the actual display where it came from. That's probably because it was eaten by a wild pack of hungry shoppers or something.

I found a few things I liked, so at about 1:30 am we decided to check out. Baaaaad idea. The lines up front were horrendous, so we saw a line that didn't seem too long ( all things considered) in the back by the guns and fishing gear. 2:00am rolls around, and we are still in line. 2:30 rolls around and we are still in line. At this point everything in my basket is so not worth this, and I'm debating just getting out of there. But then I've wasted the past 3 hours. So we keep on waiting. Finally we see what the hold up is. Bless his heart there is only 1 cashier on the register and he looks like he is 100 years old. It was way past his bedtime for sure. It might as well have been father time up there for how slow he was going.

After we actually bought our stuff we had to walk alllll the way back to our cars. I think I finaly got into bed at 4am. I vowed to not do that again. It was a good story to tell, but that's about it. So this year while all the black Friday shoppers are out there getting good deals, I'll be snug in my bed. And I wouldn't want it any other way!


Audrey Spence said...

If I do any its like normal hours and still good deals but not so crazy. Walmart on a normal day is hell so I can't begin to imagine black friday version. Too scary :)

Heather and Spencer said...

Walmart and Target are scary on Black Friday! We didn't have a babysitter this year, so I convinced my mom to go with me instead of making Spencer. I was way too scared to go alone with all those crazy shoppers out there...then I realized I am becoming one of them!