Monday, December 01, 2008

What to do when the orgy ends

Black Friday has become an orgy of consumption and consumerism at it's best or worst, depending on your point of view, and this year was no different.

Once again, there were mobs at stores like WalMart (and by the way, why does this crap always happen at a Walmart?) including one person getting trampled and killed. I swear, we hear stuff like this every year. Is a HDTV at a low price really that important?

We actually did head out this year, and it was a bit fun for us. We actually made it a bit of an adventure for the kids. We made sure they got to sleep early so that waking up at 4:30 wouldn't be absolutely innsane. We got to the mall at 5, when it opened, and while it was a bit crowded it wasn't the bedlam reported in other areas. It was also Kim's birthday, so that added another element of fun.

We stopped at a couple of stores and enjoyed Waffle House when we finished, around 8:15. Overall, everyone handled it pretty well, and everyone enjoyed heading home after Waffle House to go back to sleep. The kids especially enjoyed it, thanks to an early present for each of them we got at the Disney store. They each got a little suitcase, with a blanket and pillow and flashlight - it's a camping and travel set, kid size.

So, at 9:30 AM, we all went back to sleep. It was a relatively easy time. Thankfully, no mobs. It wasn't chaos, or bedlam, or violent. It was almost cheery, in a bizarre way.

Anyway, now that reports are in of spending being up 3% from last year, you are probably reading this while completely broke. Well, here's an interesting link - it's a bit funny, I'm not sure how I found the link (I think it was through another poker site) but it's called Poverty Party.

Enjoy your reading on this Monday - where, allegedly, snow is falling in Georgia on this first day of December.

Of course, if you still have any money left, you're probably shopping online instead of reading this today.

2 comments:

goooooood girl said...

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CrankyCon said...

I guess when you have "orgy" in the title of your post, that's the time of spam comment to expect.