Monday, November 23, 2009

When is enough enough?

When I was in my 20s (and even in my early 30s), my dad and I started a tradition of doing the Black Friday shopping at the crack of dawn. I have to admit that despite not being a morning person, it was fun. Dad and I don't really have a lot of activities together, so it was nice that we had found one. We'd be up and at'em EARLY in the morning. We'd scour the flyers Thanksgiving day after we'd stuffed ourselves with turkey. We'd plan our route and be in line at the stores around 5:45. We were ready for the 6 AM open. By the time everyone else was up and starting their day, we were already back home. Mom would usually have breakfast ready (she's the best) and by 11:00 AM we'd each be ready to stake out a couch and settle in for a nap.

Ahhh, good times. {sigh}

Those days of a sane(ish) shopping hour are obviously behind us. While watching TV tonight, I saw that several stores will be opening their doors on Black Friday at 4:00 AM.

I'll wait while that sinks in.



That's not even borderline. That's full-fledged, transfer-my-citizenship....crazy! Maybe it's consumerism gone horribly awry. Maybe the stores are in a panic because they think the economy is in the crapper. Whatever it is, let's take some advice from Susan Powter and STOP THE INSANITY!


Tammy Howard said...

I do it with my mom and sister and last year my daughter joined us. We've done 4. Oh yes we have. (hubs stays home and gets the really good black friday deals online while we have our girls' morning out...)

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