Friday, November 24, 2006

Black Friday
Well, I did it...said I wasn't going to, promised that anyone who did was crazy, but I did it...Went shopping this morning! Now, I didn't go at 4:00 AM, or even 5:00 AM....No, I woke up at 7:45, was out the door by 8:00 AM, eating coffee and a doughnut by 8:30AM, and back home by 9:00 AM! Pretty good huh? I went to Walmart, got a couple hot items, went to Lowes, walked right in and out....took longer at the local BP station to pay for my refreshments, thanks to some lady who needed to discuss everything from her credit card not working, her smoking history, and her dogs bone...why is it that people need to leave their stuff on the counter when others are standing in line and yap? Perhaps my day of shopping has ended, I got the things my wife felt were important, so maybe I can be never knows these things...but I did it and survived! Let me admit that it really wasn't all that bad, Walmart where I live is always crazy, especially when our northern friends have ventured south...and they are here....but that's a totally different post, one that will more than likely be written after a day of hazardous driving, one when my now low BP rises...Today it's all about shopping...I did...I'm Done! My next adventure will take place just before Christmas, when all in one fatal swoop I venture to the mall and stores to buy for the only person I buy for...My Wife...Takes 1-2 hours, all I do is go where she tells me, buy what's on the list, try to remember the clothes that she actually put my hand on and said, "This is the one I want!" After that, it's done for another year...I'm tired just talking about it!


ruthrap said...

Neil, you make it sound so easy!!!

Anonymous said...

You do men proud, Neil. That's the way shopping was meant to be done!

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! No way would I have gotten into that mob on Friday! Congratulations for not getting stuck.

You sound a little like my husband. We usually go together and buy each others, unless it's something special that one of us knows nothing about. We just bought a new vehicle for our birthday, Christmas,and anniversarys for years to come. My husband just had his birthday the 22nd, got a small gift of a rechargeable lantern he wanted to replace the one he ran over, and said, "I thought we'd bought each other's birthday present." I just said, yes - because mine is Dec 14th. :)