Friday, November 27, 2009
For the first time in my life, I attempted to confront Black Friday head-on and
I was not going unprepared.
Last night, I devised a plan of attack, organized a comprehensive collage of goal purchases, and set my alarm.
At 3:00am, I picked up my sister (had to talk her into it...mentioned something about it being great training for Ragnar late night runs) and together we set off.
Old Navy was our first destination.
And... here is where my extensive, well-calculated plan came to a screeching halt.
Apparently, there was a breech and word of my strategy had gotten out.
I was not the only one who had decided on Old Navy as the starting point on this dark day.
A line of shoppers wound outside and around Old Navy and a "bouncer" was standing outside of the door letting one shopper in as one would leave.
Ugh. I suddenly remembered why I had avoided this for 35 years.
After a quick change of plans, we managed to slowly (6 hours to be exact) make our way through Justice, ToysRus, Target, and Michaels.
We even slipped in an unscheduled pit stop at Dunkin Donuts.
All in all, we made out OK.
I got half of my shopping done and now I'm going to bed.
Would I do it again?
Once is enough for me.