Friday, November 25, 2011

NaBloPoMo Day 25: Far From the Madding Crowd

I used to do the whole Black Friday shopping thing with my mom and my sisters. We always went to the mall, not to big-box stores. It was long enough ago that discount shopping was considered uncool, which means my last real Black Friday experience was sometime in the early '90s. We would hit the stores that had big giveaways and even go in and out different doors if the coupons were good enough.

Even then I never liked the crowds and the press of people, and most of the deals weren't that great. I never remember buying much. It was more about the experience of being out on the biggest shopping day of the year.

I worked an opening shift at a Target store one Black Friday. The shoppers pressed up against the doors almost didn't let me in. I seem to remember showing my red apron -- that memory is the only reason I think that I wore an apron sometimes when working there, maybe before they instituted the red-shirt-khakis "uniform."

I glanced at the sale papers yesterday but nothing really spoke to me. I played with my nephews, went out to lunch with my family, and then tried to go for a run. All the holiday food did not appreciate being jostled around and forced me to stop and walk instead. I saw a lot of happy-looking people and dogs at the park. No one seemed to be in the mood to pepper-spray anyone. It was a beautiful day not to be shopping.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow that sky! What a colour. Definitely better to see that than be pressed up against some strangers butt trying to get into a store :)


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