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Nov 25, 2011

Black Friday

3 miles on the schedule today....done!

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Since I have to work today, I figured I might as well get up and run.  Fortunately, I get off a little early which is really nice of my work to allow that.  We actually close at 3pm today.  How nice!

I have not worked the day after Thanksgiving since I don't know when --- at least 10 years!!!

Oh well, I figure I'm not really missing much.  I don't really shop and I certainly don't shop on Black Friday.  You people who shop on this day are crazy!!!  If it were up to me, I'd probably do all my shopping online.  Actually, besides clothes, I pretty much do most of my shopping online.

I guess it doesn't really matter if I'm working today anyway considering many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day night this year.  Who's bright idea was that?  Now the poor retail employees can't even get the holiday off.  Give em' a break.  Even if stores don't open then, many of them are open at 4am today.  I could go before work if I really wanted to - NOT!

I did go out one year about 15 years ago to buy a computer.  Boy that was a mess.  First 1.5 hours in line.  Then the store opened.  Then 1.5 hours in line again once I had what I wanted.  At the time you had to sign up for internet when you bought the computer and that took an hour too.  What a mess - I vowed I would never do that again unless it was a deal on something I just could not pass up.  It's likely I won't see a deal good enough to get me there again.

On our way home yesterday, we passed Target at about 8:30pm and there was a large line forming.  Target did not open until 12am.  Is is really worth waiting 3.5 hours to buy something discounted?  Insane.


Question of the day:  So, are you heading out into the retail madness today?




Have a great day and...Keep Running!!!!!

4 comments:

  1. No I never do the black friday shopping. I worked retail in high school and it killed my holiday spirit for a long time. People are so, so, so rude during this time of the year. I always remember the clerks. They don't get paid probably just a bit more than minimum wage and they are just trying to get by. What I really hate are the people who say esp now that they should be grateful to have jobs. They also have families and companies used to remember that FAMILIES came first but now it's doesn't exist anymore.

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  2. Once upon a time I used to go just for run...I usually had my shopping done by then. But it has gotten completely out of control over the last few years. Now I STAY AWAY!! It's totally crazy I agree!

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  3. I'm with you - the whole Black Friday thing is completely out of control and I want no part of it!

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  4. Heck no! Cyber Monday is my day to shop. :)

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