Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday

There are certain jobs, such as police officers, where it is almost guaranteed that you will never get a holiday off.  When we married, Honey as a medical technologist and I as a radio announcer fell into that category, so it was several years into our marriage before we ever got to experience Black Friday.
Innocent as babes in the woods, we assumed (incorrectly) that since we had never had the day off, that most other folks didn't either.  We also assumed (incorrectly) that it would be a great day to do our Christmas shopping.  Our first indication that we were wrong was the line of cars waiting to turn into the mall parking lot.  We should have turned around right then, but, as I said, we were naive. 
I'm pretty sure that we did not buy anything that day, and I know we only lasted an hour or so before returning home in an exhausted frazzle, swearing that we would never try that again.
I know there are folks who love to brave the Black Friday crowds every year, and some even claim to have made fabulous deals on something or another.  I'm pretty sure these same folks would jump at a chance to run with the bulls in Pamplona.

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