I’ve started my Christmas shopping and it seems to be going well except that I can’t get anyone on my list between the ages of 15 and 35 that will give me a clue of what they want. I emailed them all threatening that if I wasn’t given some ideas I was getting them all chia pets and snuggies. I got nothing. So I upped the ante and threatened to get them all a DVD of ‘High School Musical’. At least that got a reaction. Collin emailed back –
NO! STOP! You're thinking irrationally! We just need a little more time. Don't do anything we'll all regret. Let's just think about this!... ok?
Alright, I struck fear – but still got no ideas. I’m off again Monday for my yearly physical and I’ll have some time to shop after that.
Florida Dom and Ronnie both asked me if I would be shopping on black Friday. After I stopped laughing I told them both ‘NO WAY’! I wouldn’t shop on that Friday it you beat me! Wait, sorry, that doesn’t work for a spanko. Okay I wouldn’t go if you held a gun to my head!
I don’t like crowds, I don’t like fighting for merchandise, I like to be able to look over things at my leisure, check other stores and come back expecting the first item to still be there when I go back. I shop on line some but I do like to touch things and walk through stores on my terms. About the only people I like to shop with are my sister and Mollie. I don’t mind telling either of them that I want to go back to a store we’ve already visited and I know neither of them has to touch everything in the store before we leave. Best of all either of them is always willing to stop for a snack!
But I did get to wondering how people felt about shopping on black Friday. I know some love it! It’s like a tradition with family and friends. That’s great – as long as they don’t try to drag me along. Take the survey; I’m interested in what different people think.