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Old November 21st, 2005, 12:44 PM
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Cindy:

I'll pick you up first thing Friday morning. We won't have a problem finding a parking spot.



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Old November 21st, 2005, 01:27 PM
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MIKE ..ROTFLMBOPMP...That is goooood. You made my day!!!.

There is no Cotton Pickin' way I wil go shopping on the day after. My DW talked me into that ONCE. I found out right quick that those sales will turn little Ol' Ladies into serial Killers in 0.12 seconds.
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Fights? Little old ladies getting mean? Working at WalMart I have actually seen little old ladies fighting over the last of a certain item. People stealing items out of other peoples carriages. Grown men fighting over Barbies or other dolls. Even though I don't normally work on Fridays, this Friday is a treat. I work in the accounting office so I get to roam the floor in between doing registers money pulls. What's just as funny is watching the people come into the store when we open the doors. They look like a herd of cattle. You would think that we are giving the items away free. It makes it worth going in at 4:00 am just to see the crazy shoppers.
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What a great idea. I really like it, so what time should I be ready?
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No way, all of my Christmas shopping is done by July the 4th. No malls for me, do most shopping all online.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Eww. Christmas shopping....Uhg. Scratch that...shopping..EWWW.....I am the proverbial BAH HUMBUG. My son will be with his father and our families for Christmas this year. I am ignoring Christmas.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 09:26 PM
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In a word, NO!! Let's see, did I say NO? NO, I do not shop on Black Friday! NO!! NO!! NO!!!
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God NO! I used to have to work that day period and the only excuse was death, yours. As a cop it was the most horrendous traffic day of the year as well as robbery, fights, shoplifting, you name it! Ever since I retired I refuse to go out of the house that day and stay at home and read a nice relaxing book.
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NO NO NO. Did it once in my 20's and it was a hassle then. Just thinking about the crowds, traffic, parking and long, long lines makes me tired. But I must admit those are some great prices Nolou525.
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One year we went out on Black Friday, but we had done our research in advance. We knew EXACTLY what we wanted to buy, went to the stores in order, got our stuff and was home practically before the day even started!

With all of the good sales now, I don't see a need to get out there early, unless there is a REALLY good deal (such as the IPOD). I get off work at 6a, but will probably just come home and go to sleep...

...but then again, I DO drive by the mall, and I haven't looked at today's sales flyers yet!
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My sisters, sister-in-laws, and nieces all gather for Thanksgiving at one sister's lake house. They cook all day and plan for Friday's shopping spree. Thanksgiving is spent gathered around the coffee table, maps spread out with red push pins all over marking the stores, yellow push pins mark the alternate stores if the main stores are blocked. Men are not allowed in the room and football is relegated to a back bedroom. Snacks and drinks are brought in and placed strategically around the coffee table. They plan. They plot. They list. They take no prisoners. If the phone rings it is ripped off the wall and thrown in the lake.

Assistants bring them updates on sales. One is on the computer watching the latest in gadgetry, hot items, cool shoes and what-nots. This is not a day for headaches, PMS, or bad hair days.

On Friday, they pick up the rented van at 6:04 a.m. One is designated as the driver, one is designated as the map reader, one is designated as the coordinator, one is designated as the financial advisor, one is designated as the fuel gauge watcher. They are each cross trained in the other areas so if one goes down the mission continues seamlessly.

There are timelines to meet. Must be out of the outlet mall by 10:24 a.m. to get to the next mall by 11:00 a.m. to catch the one-half hour manager's sale before lunch. It will take 13 minutes to find the correct size, red and white, wool sweater for Aunt Mable.

This is war! Every soldier on this team must perform their duties flawlessly for the battalion to succeed. And it will succeed. If a soldier goes down with injury, the battallion just drags the body out of the way and the fight goes on. Injuries will be dealt with later.

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This is actually not humour, but scary in it's scenario, do you allow that you / them have the right to shoot people that are in the way of completing these tasks? There are culturists everwhere, be careful going Christmas shopping this year
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I think Thomas was just being funny. We also don't go out on this day. At least not to shop. It's kind of crazy what people will do for a sale.

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"This is actually not humour, but scary in it's scenario, do you allow that you / them have the right to shoot people that are in the way of completing these tasks? There are culturists everwhere, be careful going Christmas shopping this year".............DavyB

Please post where I stated "have the right to shoot people that are in the way of completing these tasks?"

You misunderstood again. Please read the post before responding.

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Hi:

Never have and never will. My daughter goes every year with her mother-in-law, but they like to get up at 4AM to get to the stores when they open at 5AM. I can't think of too many things that would get me up that early.....maybe a free cruise, diamonds or perhaps puppies...

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I like to stay home and watch all of the crazy people on tv

much like Thomas's post, my GF and her GF's plan the day like a major military invasion
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Nope. I hung out at the Bellagio Buffet with Family, and watched the Dancing water fountains. Gambled a bit, went back to my hotel and changed for the show we went to that night.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 07:36 PM
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See what happens when Thomas and DavidB venture into "Chit-Chat"

You guys should stay in "Gripes" where we know you ! You're likely to scare the "regulars" .
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