Friday, November 28, 2008

Getting Into the Spirit of Christmas

Nothing says "Happy Birthday, Jesus" like crazed shoppers stampeding at 4 a.m. to go into debt for electronics and other expensive crap. After running to the store today out of necessity--not in search of a great deal, but having to pick up something I needed at regular price--I was reminded of why I avoid the mall on Black Friday at all costs. I will never, ever understand the appeal of shopping today.

A lunch date with my hubby...Christmas music on the parents' house decked out with red, green and white lights outside...a free adjustment and massage at the chiropractor in exchange for bringing a toy for a local charity...and coffee with a dear, dear friend--now THAT'S my idea of a wonderful way to spend the day after Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Amen! I agree! I've only been shopping on Black Friday when my husband has dragged me out. He likes to shop on that day, but not me!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. I stayed home and decorated the house for Christmas! I often get disgusted on "normal" days when shopping at Malls or discount mega-markets, but Black Friday can be a joy zapper if we get out to dodge traffic and rudeness!
I'm glad you spent it (as did I) doing something much more enjoyable!
PS I cannot remember exactly how I was led to your blog. As I say, "They call it the World Wide Web" for a reason! (I think maybe the link was 22 Words.)

Sarah D. said...

Agreed! I was sick yesterday, but wouldn't have gone out anyway. People are crazy on "Black Friday"! =)