Black Friday

Ew it’s Black Friday.  Absolutely NOTHING could drag me out to the stores today, there is nothing I want or need bad enough, no sale good enough, that could make me subject myself to the torture of this shopping day.  Well, maybe if I needed toilet paper, but that would be about it.  😉  My daughter went out shopping one year for Black Friday with a friend of hers and basically had her life threatened over a parking space.  Yikes!  I know right?!

Sometimes I feel like I am the only woman on the planet who hates shopping, but I really do.  And I don’t really understand the whole fascination with shoes thing either.  Purses maybe (I love a cute purse), but shoes?  So confining, I’d rather go barefoot.

I do like giving though, but it has to be a meaningful gift.  The price is irrelevant, I’d spend $500 just as easily as $5, as long as it’s something special and was within my means.  I like having an excuse to give such as Christmas, a birthday or other special occasion, but the ones that are for no reason are what really tickle my fancy.  I have always loved Christmas, and I won’t propose to tell anyone what the season is about because it’s different for everyone, but I hate all of the commercialism and hype that surrounds the holidays, and if you read my last post you know I especially hate television commercials and all of the garbage that goes along with them.  Something indeed is seriously messed up there.

That being said, hey, if you happen to be one of those women who likes shopping today, no judgement here, by all means knock yourself out, enjoy the thrill of the hunt, have fun, hope you score some great items for you and yours, but please do try and keep things in perspective and mind your manners not to trample anyone along the way.  😉

Count me out, I’ll be at home eating leftovers…

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11 responses to “Black Friday

  1. I am with you too Jewels. I have never understood why anyone would get up at 3 am to go shopping to fight the crowds is beyond me. It seems crazy to me.

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    • I know right?! Oh but the days of getting up at 3 am are over, this year many stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving evening. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather spend the evening relaxing with my family after a delicious meal than to be at the stores arm wrestling strangers over a $1 TV. But that’s just me… 😉

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  2. It’s great fun but I do agree people get crazy. My own son was in such a hurry one year he accidently tripped me and I fell and got hurt. But overall when you get a few people to go stand in line and take shifts to warm up, you can have hot chocolate or Caribou and sandwiches while getting some fresh air and connecting with others that have the same interest. I’ve always been one for saving money whether its something I purchase at the Goodwill or something I can pick up on Black Friday. This year I didn’t go because I needed nothing and am very thankful for what I have. For the ones who went out, I’m with you in spirit.

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    • Cher, you are one of the most thrifty shoppers I have ever known, and I have been lucky enough to have been the recipient of a few of your awesome deals ~ still enjoying my purple coat and the down comforter you gave me in years gone by. 🙂 That is a nice positive, organized, picture you paint of waiting in lines and having hot chocolate etc. but that has not been my experience in the past when shopping on a Black Friday, maybe because I never went with you. 😉 We have had fun times going to garage sales and thrift stores together haven’t we, but I’m afraid you’ll never entice me to shop on a Black Friday. Unless I need toilet paper…

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  3. Save a spot for me too Julie, with the leftovers, I cannot take outdoor shopping at all – only online at Amazon!!! (Window shopping is also a concept which is completely lost on me…) 🙂

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    • I’m afraid the leftovers are long gone by now, Ruth. 😉 I know, I much prefer shopping online myself, but most of the time going out for shopping is unavoidable. I will not however, ever shop during Black Friday if I can possibly help it.

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  4. I like going to Walmart long after the crowds are gone and finding gems in the $1.99 DVD section. I think we got The Dark Knight that way 🙂

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    • That’s a pretty sweet deal indeed! But oh boy… I never like going to Walmart for any reason no matter when it is, I absolutely hate that place! I had to go there just last night because I couldn’t find something I needed at Target and I got instantly annoyed the moment I walked in the door. I avoid that place like the plague. 😉

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      • Oh man, you mentioned Target! When you live in a city with two Walmarts and zero Targets…well, let’s just say you never know how much you got until it’s gone 🙂

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