Yes, I am one of THOSE people. I *heart* Black Friday. Really, I do. I don't even have to buy anything to love it. People watching is one of my favorite parts of this crazy day. Oh, the things I have seen when I have been out and about in the middle of the night searching for the best deals out there for the Christmas season. Memories have certainly been made on Black Friday.
One of my all time favorite memories was made at Target early one Black Friday morning. People were going crazy for some televisions that were on their Early Bird Specials. They had run out of the televisions, but luckily had more in the back. The poor naive employee had NO IDEA of the chaos that he would cause as he wheeled out the pallet of televisions. Seriously, it was like a mob scene. He walked out with the pallet of televisions and like piranha on a piece of flesh, women were grabbing those televisions as though there were no more left in the entire world. I just sat and watched. I had no desire for a television, but the scene playing out in front of me was just too good to not watch. Well, as the pallet got smaller and smaller, there were only about 3 televisions left on it and two women grabbed the same box. One pulled one way, one pulled the other. The larger of the two women ended up with the box in her arms, the smaller lady was still clawing at the box. The larger woman sat the box down on the ground, sat on top of it, and crossed her arms with a stubborn stare. HAHA! HILARIOUS! She was two years old again :)
See, great memories. Black Friday, I am sorry that I missing out on you today. I will be back next year, that is for sure. Maybe I should bring a video camera long, just to document the fine times :)
Happy Black Friday everyone!!!