This time next week, I will be hurting. I already know it. I’ll have had 3-4 servings of every food imaginable. I’ll be fighting off the effects of tryptophan and slipping into turkey-overdose oblivion. Ahhh. Why would I do this to myself? I can’t help it, I’m addicted to food (true story) but you see it’s also necessary, and part of my training. What training you may ask? Training for this:
Yes, these people are running into a store. That lady in the pink is WAY excited!
It takes some immense eating to gain enough fuel and energy to face it. BLACK FRIDAY.
Only bargain shopping professionals and skilled kick boxers should dare to venture out into what’s deemed the biggest shopping day of the year. But have no fear, my mother and I are highly qualified for this task.
That’s right, we are amongst the crazy, borderline-psychos who are up at the ladder half of midnight, ready to start our engines. The engine to the car (it’s usually freezing) and the engines to our legs, getting ready to do some running and trampling. Okay maybe not the trampling, but definitely a little power walking. Didn’t you know they found the Power Walker athletes from the Olympics on Black Friday? (Don’t research that, take my word for it)
Last year we were at Wal-Mart by 5:00 and I barely found a parking spot. So this year we might have to step it up. I think our plan is to get up at 4 (ish). Although Old Navy opens at 3 am so we’ll have to see. ;)
After gorging ourselves with food, we’ll also have to prepare our P.O.A. (Plan of Action). Nobody said it was easy, but somebody’s gotta do it. Scour the pages and pages of ads for the best deals, and plan the attack. Whatcha-need-from-here, when-ya-gotta-be-there, and so on. A man (wo-man) without a plan shall be left in the dust paying full prices. Not us. We’ll be prepared. For battle.
Wish us luck and may the force be with us!
PS- If you’re brave enough, check out the 2010 Black Friday Deals ahead of time.