Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Shopping, All Done…

I got up early this morning ready to get my Black Friday Shopping done.  I made a list of items I had to get for the girls. I have been internet browsing all week, looking for the best prices in the items I needed to get.  I do my homework.  I check everything twice. I am more than ready!

I tried to go to sleep early last night.  I figured I would need my rest.  Well the neighbors had other ideas.  They must have been eating and drinking all day and then decided to say their good byes outside.  Their LOUD goodbyes, which lasted a couple of hours, from 11 pm to 1 am.  Maybe they went back inside to get more to eat and drink before finally taking off.  Whatever!  They woke me up and kept me up.  My mind started wandering to Black Friday shopping and I was getting angst.

I finally fell asleep.  Thanks to my dog, who is programmed to bark every morning at 5:30 am, I was up early anyway.  I had my coffee and breakfast. Now it’s time for Black Friday Shopping! It was finally here!  I got on my laptop to check my cart on Amazon.  Everything was there and still in tact.  No prices had gone up overnight.  No prices had gone down either.  I shopped around a little more to see if I could or should add anything.  I checked my list.  It’s all good.  I click the place order button and away we go.  No shipping for most of the order, but so what, who cares.  As long as the order is in, that’s all I care about.  I should have everything by next week and I can wrap it up.

I avoided long lines and carrying shopping bags.  I avoided people! I wasn’t maced.  I didn’t have trouble parking in the lot.  I didn’t have to get annoyed when someone online had to return a few items and the cashier didn’t know what to do.  I didn’t get into a fight with anyone over merchandise we both wanted.  I didn’t even have to shower and get dressed.  I just turned on the computer and click, click all done.  Do I care if I got the best deals?  No, I do not.  I could never save enough money to make it worthwhile to go into any stores today.  Don’t get me wrong, I love bargains and deals, I really do.  But, this Black Friday madness is getting worse every year.  This year the pepper spray crowd has decided they are going to attack their shopping competitors to get the best deals. A woman injured 20 people this morning to get an X-Box 360!  They call this competitive shopping.  No thanks!  And I don’t need to be crushed to death in any stampede either.

So thank you Amazon for making my life easier, safer and happier.  

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