I don't know about y'all, but you would would sooner find me sitting in the dentists chair for eleven root canals than find me in a mall today.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I like to shop, but in all things there are limits. I guess my problem is crowds. Well, actually, it depends on the crowd. I like the crowd of a race, all lined up at the starting line. I like the crowd at a theater. I like crowds in the right time and place. I guess you could say I like friendly, peaceful crowds.
Shoppers on Black Friday may start out peaceful, in those wee hours of the morning when they are waiting in line in the dark and the cold. Bleary eyed and clutching a cup of hot coffee they are sweetness and light. But once the store doors unlock and the lights come on, it's every shopper for himself. Grasping and pushing for that last Talking Elmo or Wii.
It's just not worth it for me.
I have some dear friends who brave the Black Friday sales, and I will admit, they have gotten some good deals. But for me, it's like eating sunflower seeds: too much work for such a little nut.
What about you? Do you shop or stay home?