Black Friday/Cyber Monday

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My kids have never been the kids who need the “IT” item.

Maybe they’re just too young.  Maybe I’ve just been lucky so far.

Beth and I used to attend the Black Friday craziness because it was good sport.  I am an Olympic-level people watcher, and I enjoy the social experiment of being overly friendly in a situation where everyone’s geared up to be confrontational.  I love holding doors for people, handing items to ladies who can’t quite reach, and saying, “no no, after you…”  It throws people off, and I enjoy their facial expressions.

Anyway, I’ve never gone out with a blood-lust attitude.

I asked my Dad, and he said things got a bit hairy back in the mid-80s when he HAD to get a Cabbage Patch doll for my kid sister.  BTW – he got one.

My question is:

Have things every gotten ugly for you on Black Friday?  And if so, what item did you HAVE TO HAVE?

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    • Jan on December 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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    Nope. We do cyber Monday. Stay at home and order online. OR we shop the smaller stores here on Saturday.
    I was, however, an employee at Kmart for 2 years during Black Friday. I loved it *I always requested to work the moment the doors opened til as late as they’d have me*. Loved watching people. Loved seeing how crazy they were, how emphatically they could state that they “needed that!”. Loved being asked “Is there more out back” when I had just said “We are out.” I also liked how busy it was, the day zoomed by.

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