Yes, I’m one of those
Yup, I'll admit it. I was one of the crazy ones out on Black Friday. My Mom, Aunt & I were at Sears by 5:10 that morning. We would have gotten there earlier if my alarm had not decided to malfunction that morning. Luckily, they had everything there that we had wanted to buy.
After Sears we went to Menards – they didn't open until 6 so we had a little time to wait. I had a brilliant plan too – the line by the entrance was lined up to almost the back of the parking lot but there was no one waiting by the exit. So I thought that we would just wait until it was 5:55 and then casually stroll up to the exit. Apparently Menards did not think that was funny or fair because they refused to open the Exit doors at 6 (which I still think is a fire-hazard). But we still managed to get through the doors before the people at the back of the line. It was a mad house in there and we all split-up to look for the goodies. I think we managed to get everything on the lists that we had wanted to pick up – I even scored and got Pooh a new bed for only $9.88!! After Menards we hit a couple more stores and had to make a run through Starbucks for some fuel. We managed to get all of our shopping done by around 9:30.
Can I just say that it is quite annoying when people use a shopping cart on Black Friday?? I mean I understand that some of the items are bulky that you want to purchase but that is why you have a friend to stay by the cart in the main aisle to wait for you while you go into the side aisles to pick up the items! Also, I could not get over one lady who had her 2 week old baby out at that hour to shop. I really don't think the sales are that great that you have to take a newborn out!
I got a couple names crossed off my list and will be doing some major shopping this next week. Why, you might ask? Because where I work they are having employee appreciation days and I get 40% off everything in the store! How great is that? We've been able to start putting our items on hold and I have about 3 big bags filled up. Once I'm done shopping there I'll only have a couple of gifts left to get and then I'll be done!