Today is the day! Millions of shoppers — at least stores hope millions of shoppers — will show up to start their Holiday shopping frenzy.
Not me. I have never done that, and I don’t intend to start now.
There is no way I am getting up at some ungodly hour in the morning, before the sun is even up, to go shopping. I don’t like shopping under normal circumstances, so it’s not a huge surprise that I would never participate in this annual “shop til you drop” extravaganza.
In watching some recent commercial promoting the event, I’ve had to laugh at the women featured in the ads. They are waiting for a 3am opening of a store, and they are all dressed to the nines, as us old fogeys are fond of saying — nice clothes, jewelry, make up, and bright cheerful smiles.
If I am awake at 2:30 in the morning, it’s a cinch I won’t be wearing a cheerful smile, bright or otherwise. I’ll be in my flannel pjs and quietly cursing the cat who decided he HAD to go outside and yowled his request at the top of his lungs.
On this black Friday, we will be visiting with family, probably playing cards and eating leftover turkey, and loving every minute of it. And I don’t even have to worry about the cat waking me up. We are leaving him home in the care of a friend.
What about you? Will you be out fighting the throngs of shoppers?