I love Black Friday shopping. I think it’s a riot. In all honesty, I love people watching more than anything. And Black Friday is a day when absolutely normal and sane people go completely bonkers in the name of saving a few bucks. It’s better than a movie to me.
So anyway… yeah. You’ll never guess what I picked up Black Friday shopping…
That’s right. Nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Zilch.
That’s a first.
Most years I buy all sorts of crap that I don’t need in the name of a deal. Tonight, I couldn’t find a damned thing I even wanted.
At least nothing I wanted bad enough to stand in a checkout line for two hours.
Still worth the trip. All sorts of things went down tonight.
First, I saw a kid stuff some video games into his shirt. I grabbed a Walmart employee, pointed to the kid and said, “hey, that kid has video games in his shirt.” The Walmart employee looked at him, looked at me, shrugged his shoulders and walked off. The kid melted into the crowd and I never saw him again.
Another highlight of the night was when I walked into the store with my big ol’ camera to capture a few pics of the mayhem going on. A manager appeared out of thin air and demanded I get out saying, “we don’t know where you’ll use those pictures.” I laughed and said, “there’s this famous blog called People of Walmart.” Steam came out of his ears and he told me to get out. I patted him on the shoulder and said, “I was just kidding. I think that site is mean.” He didn’t like my joke or my follow-up comment and out I went.
All in all, it was fun. But now I’m tired and I’m going to bed!
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. Are you a black Friday shopper? Why or why not? And what kind of crazy things did you see this year?