Friday, November 24, 2006
Riddle me this
So where should I go today if I loathe crowds, am easily irritated with "joe America consumer", and am disgusted by bad driving?
The answer is: Black Friday
Yeah, call me and IDIOT.
However, if you read about 3 or 4 posts back you will note my digital cameras died. It was a first generation digital camera, about 6 years old. It was old. 2.1 megapixels, which was the shit 6 years ago. It was a Sony, and I was very pleased with it, even though after 6 years I think I finally figured all of the features and settings out.
Anyway, I NEED a camera, I use my camera daily. So it was something that could not wait.
So I found a very inexpensive "door buster" camera, with features better than my first generation camera for $59.oo. I am frugal. I am especially frugal. I woke, brushed my teeth, did not brush my hair, threw a cap on, sunglasses, DH made me a to go coffee, and I was out.
Well the damn things were sold out. Damn. I guess the company only sent 30 of these things to the store.
Anyway, I ended up getting the same camera for $20.00 more, at the fourth store I went to. Whatever, I needed a camera. And well $78 for a camera that is smaller, (smaller than my empty wallet) and more effecient than my old one is still a grand deal in my book. It also has video with sound capability. Which might come in handy with The Collective. Maybe I can start vlogging!!
So it is a done deal. I bought my Christmas gift early. I also went at it alone, no cart, no Collective. So, I can't complain, the trip only took about 1 hour and 30 minutes. And that includes a pretty decent drive into Little Rock both ways. I did not mess around.
I will say this, the black Friday shoppers are an odd bunch in my book. I saw a family of 5 women with matching sweatsuits, and little ball caps that said "shopping diva" on them. Ick. That is just weird. If you are shopping at KMart in matching sweatsuits, I do not know if that classifies you as a shopping diva.
I also saw several girlfriends in pairs shopping in pajamas. Shopping in pajamas? On the busiest day of the year? Is that odd or is it just me?
I heard a wife telling her Husband that all gifts had to be wrapped in siver and red this year, because they should match the tree. For Gods sake.
I overheard a lot this morning, and I need a shower....
I know better than to go out on this day to shop.
Posted by Rachelle Jones at 10:16 AM