Dear Black Friday,

11.29.2012

On November 23 I became a member of the Black Friday crowd. Never before had I dared participate in such an activity. Crowds and pushy people aren't my type of scene. As it turns out, all of my previous conceptions of Black Friday were correct. BUT, I am most likely going to participate in Black Friday from this year on.

The first story I have to tell happened in Walmart. At 8:00 PM on Thursday night, Walmart had a lot of pre-Black Friday deals. One of them was a super good deal on DVD's. My post was waiting for a 32' TV for Deidres' Dad. At the strike of 8, the hundreds of people that were previously withheld by caution tape stormed towards the DVD stands. As I watched the craze begin, I couldn't help but notice the similarity between the event that was occurring before my eyes and the opening events of The Hunger Games at the Cornucopia. People were shoving each other to the ground. There were people ramming other people with their shopping carts. I stood in amazement as I watched the frenzy happen. See for yourself if the two have any similarities and you will notice that they are  eerily similar.



Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday, and may the odds be ever in your favor (but really. I saw some people who were 31st in line and they only had 30 60' TVs to give out... they were not happy campers).

Sincerely,
Skinny
Kristy Creighton said...

Hi! New GFC follower via the Friday Friendly blog hop! Would love it if you could swing by and follow me back when you get a chance!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

Maria Lipkin said...

Oh god!
I've watched videos on youtube and it looks crazy!
That is why I did online shopping! :)

New follower from the friendly friday hop! :)


www.thislifesbeautifulmoments.com

Azara said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower on GFC, Twitter and Pinterest. Coming from the Friendly Friday hop.

Tess Davidson said...

Love the Hunger Games comparison! Your blog is great and so is your writing style. I'm a new follower from the Aloha Hop and look forward to your future posts!

Cheers,
Tess
http://inlovebythebeach.blogspot.com/

Jeanette said...

Following you from the blog hop!

www.craftyincrosby.com

menopausal mama said...

This makes me glad I stayed home on Friday and did the Monday cyber day instead!!! Following you now via GFC. Would love it if you could visit and follow back. Thanks!

dusty katt said...

We don't do black Friday in Canada normally, but I have noticed that with a lot more US stores here it's getting there. Have a Friendly Friday. Following everywhere. http://dustykatt.blogspot.ca/

Victoria said...

You are brave to go out on Black Friday! I will stay warm in my bed to avoid that mess!

Stopping by from Friendly Friday.

Victoria
http://theyogimami-victoria.blogspot.com/

Perfectly Imperfekt Me, aka Maya D. said...

OMG!!! I'm dying laughing over here this is hilarious... hahahahah, the pic above is priceless... "Just be thankful" really, lmbo... I didn't go out, didn't want to be tangled up in the mess, plus Im too lazy, I'd rather shop from the comfort of my home... can you say Cyber Monday... it's the best. Gald you all made it back in one piece, people lose limbs over Dvd's these days :-)

I'm following from the aloha hop

www.perfectlyimperfektme.blogspot

keep in touch, i sure will :-)

Christina Morley said...

It's good that you help people see how destructive this event can be in society. And the cartoon... poor kid! Very funny and very sad. I'm glad we live far away from that frenzy.

Thanks for co-hosting the hop! I'm now following with GFC, Google+ and Twitter.

Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa and author of 4 and 1/2 blogs
http://1camera1mom.blogspot.com
http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

Tabetha said...

Love the toon at the end! Happy to be a new follower from the hop!

http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

Verte Photo said...

Hey! New Follower from the FFHop - I worked retail for years and when I was working I always had my shopping done by Nov 1, and now while I slack on that, I still don't go out in that mess! I just don't care how much money I can save - Its not worth it! Lol! I look forward to reading more of your adventures tho!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I am a Black Friday shopper. My mom, sisters and I brave the stores every year...it's become a tradition. It's the only day I can truly tolerate the crowds and the craziness. Probably, because I've come to expect it.

On the hop from Friendly Friday. Hope you will take time to check out my blog...http://peaceitalltogether.blogspot.com

mail4rosey said...

I have a friend who always does the black friday thing too. :)

Following you from the Friday hop.

Erin De Young said...

My husband and I kept joking about how it was like the hunger games on Black Friday too!

Leisure M. said...

I posted a video on my blog showing how crazy the people at the mall were acting out here on black friday. Im following you from the blog hop. You can follow me back at http://www.navywif33.com

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