I’ve posted a lot of Black Friday posts here highlighting black Friday brawls over the years, and this week there really didn’t seem to be many at all. There was one in Alabama and it was basically two women getting into a fight in the middle of a crowd of shoppers. No big deal.
I used to LOVE the crowds of Black Friday and also shopping on Christmas Eve. I don’t really do well with crowds anymore, which is weird because I was raised in Libya and traveling to other places were you very quickly learned how to navigate crowds with ease. Today though, with all the shootings in the world, I am no longer a fan, and no longer have any desire to be in a sea of flesh looking to save a few bucks while buying things I don’t want.
If anything, I am likely to buy a couple of new sets of old man pajama sets at Walmart. They are my new “I’m not leaving the house uniform.”
I went to family Thanksgiving that was SUPER full of people this year. I wasn’t planning to drink, but then I did and realized I’d be staying all night for the super late night adult festivities. I woke up around eight a.m. looking at a really pretty wood ceiling and immediate drove home to my dog.
Then I took a nine-hour nap and am already ready for another one. I had a great time, but it was a whole lot of over stimulation. Around 30 or so family and family friends wandered in and out. I met a new grand-nephew. And enjoyed seeing a couple of my other grand nephews that I don’t spend enough time with, in addition to my siblings and nieces and nephews. It was a lot of fun.
I completely missed black Friday though. But I really needed the rest. Did anyone venture out? What kind of bargains did you find?