I took part in the insanity that is Black Friday.
I was not thrilled with the stores that were open extremely early.
I contemplated a picket line at Kmart or Sears but then I realized that other people may join me and I didn’t want to be THAT guy.
So I participated
While standing in the lines and watching mothers go nuts over a half priced toy or crock pot
I thought about the:
Top Five Reasons TO participate in Black Friday
5. You make a new best friend.
You bond over a toy and like Survivor you make a pact. You agree to help one another get that item but you both know in the end there is NO pact and you have no problem stepping over them in the stampede to the register.
4. You start to appreciate heat and bathrooms in a whole new way.
If you have camped out in front of or in a store for any amount of time then you realize that your spot is more important than hypothermia or wetting your pants.
3. Date Night.
That’s right. Go without your kids and you have got yourself a date. An ALL NIGHT DATE. Just don’t let your new best friend interrupt your bonding time and don’t make out. That’s weird.
2. People watching
You see some of the damnedest things at Black Friday. Your new best friend may be missing a few teeth and that lady four people back has tattoos on her face. Although, it’s not so funny when SHE has YOUR crock pot! Hunger Games is about to come alive at your neighborhood Wal-mart.
1. Stuff at good prices.
I guess you can get some things at half their regular price and I guess you can save some money but it is nothing to the social networking that you have accomplished at the 5 different stores you have stood in line at. And NO ONE noticed your pee pants…They have them too. They understand.
I did get a few choice items half priced.
I did stand in line at 5 different stores.
I did spend most of the evening with my REAL best friend who has all her teeth and then with my husband.
I did not make a pact. I don’t do pacts. I am the ultimate Survivor.
I did get a crock pot.