Black Friday Mobs R Us

The big news about Black Friday was the leaking of Wal-Mart’s black Friday ad a bit early. You had to be quick to get a look though as the juggernaut that is The Evil Empire clamped down on the leaked flyer faster Rosie O’Donnell on a chili dog. Some of the prices were still floating around, but Wal-Mart quickly denied that any of the prices were theirs. Personally I don’t see what the big deal is, so Wal-Mart’s Black Friday ad was leaked a few days early, would it really matter if a few more nutcases decided to camp out a couple of days early to get their hands on a cheap blender or Ipod?
The Wife is big on the whole Black Friday Sales thing. She reads the Black Friday ads and studies the black Friday flyers and maps out her route of where to go first to get those Black Friday Deals.
I went with her once or twice, but it was not a good experience for me. Mad throngs of people so thick you can’t push a shopping cart even if you could find one. I even went in after her at one store that was handing out prize coupons and I told them I didn’t want one, as I didn’t know what it was. Still, it would likely have been a make-up kit or something else I would not have cared about. You can keep your Black Friday Sales as far as I am concerned.
Also, and this is the sad part-cue the violins, I don’t really have anyone to shop for. I don’t have any kids, or know anyone that has kids. Everyone else I know pretty much buys whatever the hell they want whenever they want it. I have been at a stage in my life where the things I want fall into the Winning The Lotto category. Yes, there are items that I want, and I would take a trip just about anywhere. But no one is going to give me a new computer, or a flat screen TV, or a trip to London. Nor am I in a position to give gifts of laptops, new cars, or world cruises. So Wal-Mart selling blenders for five dollars doesn’t really do all that much for me.
If you feel the need to give lavish gifts, however, that world cruise does sound pretty good, now that I think about it. And like Sally from Peanuts-Make it easy on yourself and just give cash. Of course, you won’t find a World Cruise at a Black Friday sale, will you?
And if you are the kind of person that wants a blender for five dollars, well, good luck with that crowd.

Jon Herrera

Jon Herrera

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