Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday blitz!!

Can I just tell you how much I look foreword to Black Friday? When I used to work at Pioneer Place I used to hate it. People get really nasty over the dumbest things.

Like this morning for example... I was out in front of Fred Meyer's at 4:30 am (like any other lunatic that enjoys participating in this craziness) waiting for them to open at 5. There was clearly a line forming, but once the doors open, madness ensues. (The adjective not the 80's ska band) The Fred Meyer's employee began to open the doors as they were about to open the store, and these women began having an all out fit . They were freaking out and apparently willing to go "fist a cuffs" if they didn't open their door first. It would only put them about 10 seconds ahead of everybody else. But that 10 seconds meant the world to them. Perhaps that 10 seconds would be the make or break if they got their hands on that perfect pair of 50% off socks that would make their entire life worth living. I don't know. I am getting really tired of Black Friday getting more and more nasty. When did blood shed become a normal part of holiday shopping?
Don't get me wrong, I love competitive shopping as much as the next person, but all the craziness has got to stop. In the past several years it has gotten worse. In the past 5 or so years I have seen people drag their little kids out of bed (in their PJ's) to be standing out in front of stores at 4 Am, I have seen elderly women pushed to the ground when a couple of teenagers were in a mad rush to get the last playstation, and I myself had a man (in his 50's, completely old enough to know better) ram me in my pregnant belly (when I was 7 months pregnant with sunshine) with a shopping cart because I wasn't moving fast enough. Then yell at me to get out of the way. Seriously? Is this how it's just going to be from now on? Do I just need to get used to this?

Anyhoo....I got all I needed and then some. I spent the majority of the day all by myself and it was awesome. A rare feeling :) I came home the big victorious shopper around 11. I then went back to bed for a couple hours.

Here's a picture of the madness I witnessed.


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