Earlier today I had an hour-long lunchtime gap between being at my office and heading downtown. As I sat at my desk, it occurred to me that I could just pop over to the mall (not far from my office) and pick up a particular Solstice gift for my husband. I knew what I wanted and the store where I’d find it, so I figured it would only take me 30 minutes at most.
I almost never go to the mall. I think that last time I went was just before school started and I basically just followed the kids around as they went in and out of all the various stores. Going to the mall is not an enjoyable thing for me and the crowds of people on a normal Saturday afternoon make me twitchy. Online shopping is The Best!
Today, as I pulled into the parking lot, trailing behind a ridiculously long parade of cars, I was completely perplexed. Oh, sure, it was 1pm-ish, and I expected (since we’re nearing the holiday season) that the mall might be slightly busier – but there were people honking! Cars everywhere! And it looked like there weren’t any parking spaces, either, as I glanced around. WHAT THE ..?
I drove past the window for Old Navy and saw “50% OFF EVERYTHING TODAY ONLY” written on the glass and..
It was then that I remembered: Black Friday.
Oh hell no.
I don’t know how I forgot – I saw some video footage online this morning of people beating the crap out of each other in a Walmart store in Texas. I also learnt about this site.
Since I am not completely insane, I just kept driving – straight through the parking lot and right back out onto the (also busy) street.
For those of you who braved the malls today, I have no words. You are stronger people than I could ever dream of becoming. Holy crap.
When you're home alone do you close the bathroom door?
- No. Never. (65%, 17 Votes)
- Yes. Always. (15%, 4 Votes)
- Sometimes yes, sometimes no. (15%, 4 Votes)
- Yes, but only if I'm showering. (4%, 1 Votes)
- Yes, but only if I'm using the toilet. (1%, 0 Votes)
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