It’s Black Friday – a heavy shopping day in the United States. I know some people who got up at 4:00am to be the first in the store. I was up but I’m not that type of woman.
Because seriously, if I go to pick up something and someone tries to take it from me, they best be prepared to get their teeth knocked out. It has happened when someone was that stupid. I’m not sure if it was my deadly voice saying “let it go”, the look on my face, my fist balling up or my body stiffening up – but they put it down. Goes with the theme I wrote about last week – be prepared on how someone will react to what you do before you do it. Crazy people on a shopping high acting rude isn’t where I want to be. I’m more down for the “hug random people cause I’m happy” type of behavior seen often in Vegas (I’d say per trip I get at least 25 random hugs from happy people winning money. I can’t help but be happy for them).
For years I’ve done my shopping online and I absolutely love it. I get it done early because I enjoy site shopping. Browsing the isles pages, being able to compare items and prices while I sip on some wine (rocking to my favorite tunes) thinking about the reaction people will have to the things I’m getting them is priceless. It’s the perfect shopping atmosphere for me. Then it is delivered to me, in a box, where I can whisk it past the kids’ prying eyes and they don’t know what it is.
No crazy attitudes.
No “they don’t have the color I want”.
No trying to remember where the car is parked.
No going to the store to find they don’t have what I want.
Another option is to shop online and pick it up in the store. I know many who do this because they work and can’t accept deliveries during the week. And if you need to budget, if you haven’t gotten your lay-away scheduled you’re running out of time.
Christmas is right around the corner. If you want to get your loved one geeky stuff start now! Like those netbook (under $500) computers – get those now because they are selling like hotcakes. I picked up one the other day and there were four other people getting them too – smack in the middle of the day.