November 29, 2008

Black Friday shopping

Princess Moody-Pants
Originally uploaded by DreamsOfNyssa
I have never been one to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. My family just never did it so I never got into the habit. I guess I just like my sleep much more than anything a store has to offer.

This year though the hubby was the one to participate in the early morning day-after-Thanksgiving shopping madness. One of the comic book stores he frequents was having a special for one hour only (6am to 7am). He was told to get there early (like at 5am) because of the crowds. I kept teasing him when he told me this and when we mentioned it to the family they also got a chuckle. I just could not see how anyone would go to the comic book store that early.

The hubby got up early on Friday and was out the door by 5am. He came home a couple of hours later. We live about 2 miles (if that) from the store. He said when he got to the store there were already 6 people in line. Shortly after he arrived, he says that the crowd showed up. By the time the store opened there were about 50 people in line! I have been to that store, I don't even think that many people can fit inside.

I admit it. I was SO wrong. But I guess if it had been the scrapbook store having the same kind of sale I would have been there just as early. LOL!


  1. We don't have black Friday sales in Canada, but we do have Boxing Day ones after Xmas and I remember getting up really early with my dad to go and get a stereo (the ad in the paper said there were 7). When we pulled up to the store, we thought, oh, we're the first ones here... until we turned the corner and saw the huge line up of people stading outside waiting for the store to open. There must have been 400 people in line! We took one look and said: "I don't think we'll be getting that stereo!" and went home! LOL!
    I hope your son got what he wanted.

  2. IS kind of hard to imagine! Yikes, the comic book store??
    I personally stayed way away from any kind of store on Friday. LOL!

  3. You know what? there are no Black Friday's in Asia... lol... it felt really weird. In the US I usually avoid them like the plague - but the idea they DIDN'T have it here was... different. Getting the e-mails telling me what I might be missing was even worse! rofl...

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