Yes. We did it. Starting at 10:00 p.m., Thursday night. We drove to Evanston, Wyoming's Walmart. Want to know why? Because they're nice, down-home, and NOT CROWDED in small-town Wyoming (right, Candy?)! I couldn't stand the thought of getting into a fist fight over How to Train Your Dragon, or the Cowgirl Jesse doll, or the 25th anniversary-edition red wii bundle!
Then we headed back to Utah for a little Toys-R-Us and Target. That's where you need multiple people helping you: one to stand in line, two or three to divide and conquer. Sweet victory over the masses!
Personally, I think the Black Friday craze brings out the worst in humanity. I hate seeing large groups of people selfishly push and grab and skirt around stealthily as they sneak the coveted wii game (before 12 a.m.). Yet, I can't stay away! I'm a deal fanatic, and some deals are too good to pass up. I mentally prepare myself so I won't feel upset if I can't get my hands on a particular item. It's just a thing, I say to myself. My mantra. "It's just a thing." And it works. And somehow we always get the things we hoped to get. That's probably because we never want the "latest" anything. We're not electronically savvy. I couldn't tell you the latest i-anything, pod, book, pad, touch . . . .
Come 5:30 a.m., I could drowsily say, mission accomplished, as I climbed into bed, turned on my side, and slept 'til 11 a.m. Sweet success, I love you. Until next year . . .