Yesterday, my husband had to work overnight at his store due to Black Friday.
He told me that when the store opened at 9:00 pm, there was a crazy rush into the store until about 1:00 am.
Then, it died.
By 4:00 am, they were sending employees home since there was nothing for them to do except straighten. And they had just spent 3 hours straightening. The store probably never has looked that clean.
Due to his overnight shift, Chris had to sleep all day on Friday, so the kids and I camped out at our friends’ house. We had a great day. And Chris got an entirely quiet house in which to rest! It was perfect.
At 11:30, Dacia (my friend) and I decided to brave the crowds since I needed to get a birthday present for Princess Pea. After dropping her car at the mechanic (oh, and that’s a whole different story), we drove to JC Penney. Was it busy? Yes. Was it difficult to find a parking spot? Maybe a little, but it could have been a lot worse. Was it completely insane?
And so there you have it.
Black Friday Hints for Normal People
- Go shopping on Black Friday after the selfish insane crazy nuts are gone.
- Don’t pick the things that are on the front of the flyers. Pick the lesser sought after things and hope to get them.
- Be excited for the things you get for a great deal and let the rest of it go! (like the things they were sold out of)