Saturday, November 26, 2011

Who The Hell Came Up With "Black Friday"?

Well, Thanksgiving ended up pretty quiet, afterall.  Not long after my last post mom opened an email that, as it turns out, shouldn't have been opened, and the computer got sick and started acting funny, as if it had a mind of its own.  And now it'd dead, sort of.  They'd been talking about getting a new one anyway, so they decided to take advantage of something called "Black Friday". 
     Though they'd both heard of this before, neither mom nor dad had ever taken part in the madness, and when they went to the local Best Buy just after midnight they couldn't believe what they saw.  They said there had to be hundreds- maybe even a thousand or more- of people standing in a line that curled along the sidewalk and up around the side of the building!  Actually, half of the reason for going out was for what dad called "shits and giggles", just to see what the world has become. 
     After making their way out of the crowds they headed down to Target, and found the same thing.  You could hardly move inside the store.  Laughing and muttering in disbelief they then drove down the street to WalMart, where the parking lot was crammed worse than they'd ever seen it.  Inside, they passed cart after cart overflowing with flat screen tvs, gaming systems, computers, and all sorts of other loot.  Lines snaked up and down and all around and through the aisles on the way to the checkouts.  Way too many people in one place for mom and dad to tolerate, they left the store, awed, laughing, and shaking their heads.
    
     To make what dad has been known to make a very long story nice and short, they got this new computer yesterday afternoon, went grocery shopping in the oddly quiet grocery stores (they have to hit four stores when they go, to get the best possible deals these days!), got some wine, and settled in for a quiet, relaxing evening.  I made them get this thing up and running before the wine put them to sleep, so I could catch up on this stuff.
     They said it was nice to go away, and, just so you know (and aren't offended by no invites) I didn't throw a wild party, or trash the place.  I slept.  I knew I would.  You probably did, too.

10 comments:

Old Kitty said...

This whole concept of Black Friday is so new to me and Charlie here in the UK. We have absolutely no idea why/what/how..?

Awww but yay that you have a brand new pc!!!

Take care
x

Julia Williams said...

I have not ever been foolish enough to venture out for Black Friday. I'm all for saving money, but that is just madness, IMO. Glad your hoomins got a new computer and you got a nice nap!

Daisy said...

Well, my Mommeh had to work on Friday, so it was a Black Friday for her, too!

Katnip Lounge said...

Gits and Shiggles! That's what I call it. Hubby and I are rabid internet shoppers--I haven't been inside a store other than the grocery store in EONS. What's it like?

Cara n Crew said...

Orbit, we think your folks were very brave to head out shopping on Friday. Our mom just sticks to the internets :) Sounds like you had a nice day while they were out!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Prancer Pie said...

Wal-Mart (hell-mart) gifs Mommy nerviss itchies and makes her head hurt. We laid in the bed too! Blak Furriday is fur hoomans braver than my Mommy!

Gemel said...

My goodness, I would have run a mile with all those people buying stuff, shaking my head and laughing as I did, me, like your mom and dad, like it very, very, very, quiet!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Glad you got your new computer. Black Friday was crazy this year with some stores opening on Thanksgiving!

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