Friday, November 21, 2008

Momdot Blog Party Day 8: The joy of shopping

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Day #8 Topic: Do you shop on Black Friday? What time do you start? Do you finish all your shopping on that day? What’s the best deal you have found? What’s your shopping strategy?

I could answer this one in one word (or two words if I wanted to be really emphatic about it, LOL), but to make it more interesting I’m going to answer with a list:

Ten Things I’d Rather Do Than Go Within 15 Miles of a Shopping Center on “Black Friday"
(in no particular order)

1. Watch paint dry – several coats of paint, one at a time
2. Fill out IEP paperwork – in triplicate
3. Get stranded in the desert for a day
4. Watch Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader battle it out with sporks instead of light-sabers

5. Write an essay on the viability of bug poop as a solution to energy independence
6. Go to a Barry Manilow concert (nothing against Barry, I’m just sayin’)
7. Go out in public decked out in 80’s fashion

8. Bungee jump off a bridge (did I mention I’m afraid of heights?)
9. Eat green beans (blech!)
10. Watch a 24-hr Barney marathon

So there you have it - seriously it's no wonder my kids don't do well with crowds, I'm not a big fan of crowds myself. :)

With that in mind, my shopping strategy is typically to shop early (not summer-early but wrap up store-shopping by October) and shop online. A lot of times you can get coupon codes or free shipping if you shop around online - so much less effort than dealing with the holiday shopping crowds.

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Tripacerchick on November 22, 2008 at 6:23 PM said...

I worked at Walmart the christmas that Tickle-Me-Elmo came out. I had to work the day after Thanksgiving, but not until the afternoon. I found out that earlier that morning, security had to escort a bunch of people out of the store for having a drag-down knock-out fight over the last tickle-me-elmo... I haven't been in a store the day after Thanksgiving since...

Erin Tales on November 22, 2008 at 9:24 PM said...

Love Number 4 and Seven! LMAO!

My Three Sons on November 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM said...

I always go to Branson Missouri the day after and we shop with all of the other crazy people. Our whole family goes and there is usually 20+ people. I think I would like to stay home but now it is all peer pressure. :-)

Tracye on November 23, 2008 at 6:12 PM said...

I'm not looking forward to it, but I'll be out there.

Momstart on November 24, 2008 at 4:39 PM said...

I love these, I would rather watch the paint dry than be out. ha ha h a. Me too.

Rebecca on November 25, 2008 at 10:15 AM said...

LOL! I'm so glad someone else feels the same way I do!


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