After a great Thanksgiving with my family I began to get ready for my next holiday tradition. Black Friday shopping. Most people cringe thinking of this day, but since I could drive I have gotten up early and have always found some deals. If you know me well, then you already know I’m thrifty and always looking for a way to save or make a dollar – creating a perfect fit between myself and this consumer holiday.
The picture to the right is at 5:30AM or so and the line had already wrapped around the building. This is typical, and it sure beats the line at Best Buy which usually starts about 5:30PM on Thanksgiving day.
It is not too exciting to shop alone, so for the past few years some of my best friends have joined me and we always have fun waiting in line together, making loud references to cheap laptops that don’t exist, talking with others to see what they’re buying, and enjoying the competitive atmosphere that ensues. We always conclude our day by heading over to Mamie’s Kitchen.
You’re probably wondering what items lead me to be in line so early. This year it was nothing too exciting just some blank dvds, thumb drives, dvds, etc. I also bought my first pair of cowboy-type boots. I really could have bought these items anytime, but spending these moments with my friends and experiencing an American phenomenon makes it worth the early morning alarm.