Screaming Customers Just To Get Screamin’ Deals Not For This Blogger
Of all the things I don’t understand about people, this one is at the top of the list, at least this time of the year.
It’s an event called Black Friday in which Americans crash into stores the day after Thanksgiving to buy anything they can get their hands on, in some cases even that’s not what they went there for in the first place. You see, they just want something.
And while I do understand wanting to get a screamin’ deal on merchandise, clothing or other items, I do not and will never comprehend why anyone would put up with fighting elbows to get at it, or the more extreme case of camping out days ahead of time in front of a store.
One year during Thanksgiving week, a friend and I went to Best Buy to look at TVs. Ours had succumbed to the erosion of the beach and conked out, no doubt like so many shoppers do after each Black Friday.
When we pulled up, we saw a camping tent was set up and about a dozen people were outside sitting in chairs. It took us a moment to figure out what the heck they were doing – after all, this wasn’t a display in front of a camping store – when suddenly realized people were lining up for Black Friday.
It was a Monday. Heaven knows what kind of line they have by Friday.
No doubt this was a scene being played out at thousands of Best Buys and other stores all across the USA.
Meanwhile, my friend and I waltzed into the store and half our later emerged with a 49-inch LG. For $329! What more of a bargain could they possibly get on Black Friday?
So let those people stay out there if they want, many of them freezing in cold climates, camping out for days and even missing Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying watching the new TV and on Thanksgiving, I’ll be with friends drinking wine, eating turkey and having a great time.
And on Black Friday, I won’t be all black and blue from fighting other shoppers in some store.