Nov 25, 2016

Black Friday...

Go to the mall on Black Friday, they said.
You will never come out alive, they said...

And the shopping frenzy has begun.

Some of these shoppers have been waiting for over 24 hours to shop. Not something 
can say I would ever do, but honestly if you want a good deal, for some the wait is
 nothing.  Many set out little "camps" on the outside of stores waiting for that deal.

Some store open their doors while Arvid, Sniff and I are still sound asleep.  
Black Friday, to me just another gimmick to get Americans to shop and spend 
money they really don't have.  Someone put it "nicely" by saying, "let's get our mind 
off America's debt crisis by maxing out our credit cards on a reckless shopping binge.

Yesterday Arvid and I needed a few essentials for home.  I "desperately" needed a 
blender to make my coquito.  A recipe from my sister and for some reason I had to have 
it last night.  We got to the store before 6pm.  I just could not understand why there 
were people just standing in long lines all over the store and not buying a thing.

Finally I asked, "why are you all standing here."  One lady said, 
"because we are waiting for the Black Friday deals to begin."

Thankfully we found a blender that was not on the Black Friday list and we
 got out of there as fast as we could.  Needless to say we did not get
 everything we wanted.  No way we were going to stand in line for hours.
  I came home did some online shopping, and I'm happy.

Shopping is a woman thing.  It's a contact sport like football.  Women 
enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being
 trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase....
If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.