Friday, November 28, 2008

Ahhhh

I'm completely stuffed and so tired. I'd intended to get my behind out of bed early to cook on Thursday, but when I awoke, it was 11:10 AM. Blame it on the Tempur-Pedic. I know I do.   Deciding to go with the flow and knowing that now we'd be eating late, I had a cup of joe and outlined my game plan. Dinner was on the table by 6:15 PM and I consider that a small miracle. I even baked a pumpkin pie and made rolls from scratch. It was all delicious.

I splurged on a newspaper to see if anything in the ads would catch my fancy. After dinner, I perused them all and saw not a damn thing I found worth fighting crowds at 5 AM.  I will never understand those people who trample one another to go buy junk they don't need. I was watching the evening news on Thanksgiving night and they interviewed people who have been camped outside a local Best Buy since 2 in the morning. They will have spent 27 hours waiting for a store to open. Hello!? The temperatures will be below freezing tonight-just like they were last night! These people have lost their minds. Unless of course they like this and they in turn consider me crazy. Who are these people? I don't know a soul who does this although my brother and his wife do go out shopping on Black Friday. They do not camp for a day and a half waiting for the joint to open.

This brings me to another point, is it really necessary to open a store at 3 or 4 in the morning.  Our local Michael's store was open Thanksgiving between 6 PM and 9 PM.  For what?  Sheesh, I was still scraping pots and pans at that time.  I have news for all of these retailers, I think this year, making a profit is going to be like squeezing blood out of a turnip. Does opening the doors at an unholy hour make that much difference? Here is how I plan on shopping this year-same as last:

Amazon, here I come. While checking out my favorite online stores, I'll be eating leftovers and inhaling no stranger's germs.  My kind of shopping.  Can't wait to see the news at 11 with video of shoppers trampling one another.  I'm nothing if not easily entertained.

9 comments:

BJ said...

Rudee - I'm with you! Why would anyone in their right mind go out and stand in line for 20+ hours for a t.v. or anything for that matter? I just don't have it in me or understand it!

It sounds like you had a great feast. Enjoy your leftovers and shop from your puter! That's what I plan on doing too.

Brenda said...

Idiots..I say! I did that one year with my son-in-law. I think that year I was bordering on insanity anyway. I loath shopping and can't figure out how women got the label of loving to shop. Maybe a million years ago I did, can't remember back that far. There are still certain stores I enjoy shopping if it is not too crowded though. Material stores and yarn stores, but I would never get up at a certain hour to shop. That would spoil it for me. Plus I have all the stash I could ever need. NOT! Wooee..did I just contradict myself? Well...depends on the sale......

laurie said...

while i agree with you about the ease of online shopping--and i completely agree about the insanity of camping outside of a bestbuy or other big box store all night---i have to put in a plug for BUYING LOCAL.

those little shops that the city would be less without; the little shops that aren't chains, and that really really do need your business.

shopping through amazon is easy but i'd hate to see Irish on Grand, for instance, go out of business because everyone's at home shopping on the computer instead of outside patronizing the local merchants.

Rose said...

I agree; I did the Friday shopping one time years ago because I thought I was missing something, but never again! Enjoy a relaxing day!

Cheryl said...

I'm so with you 100%!!! I am going to do as much as my shopping at Amazon and on-line as possible. I just don't get it. I do know there is no way I will put my toe inside a store today.

Hope your Thanksgiving was extra special.
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Rositta said...

An employee of WalMart in Long Island was trampled to death by the crowds and a pregnant woman was hospitalized. Capitalism at it's best. I'm not going anywhere near a mall this entire holiday season. In fact I'm not buying a single gift this year. Home made stuff all around. Happy to hear you had a great feast...ciao

distracted by shiny objects said...

I hate the crowds at this time of year because I really don't like people all that much:>) There. It's out. I can really only say that to another nurse.

Sandy said...

Wow, you slept in! I cannot sleep past 7:30 anymore for some weird reason. I use to love sleeping in until 10 when I was younger.

and yes, ....I have NEVER nor will I EVER stand in line for a store to open. crazy I tell ya.

I won't even wait 10 minutes at a restaurant for dinner...well I exaggeratd, no more than 30 minutes.

geez my keyboard is screwing up.

Betty Flocken said...

My kind of Shopping! I usually get dragged out with one of my daughters, but this year begged off.. I hate to admit it but on Sunday, I went with one of my daughters to Wal Mart ( hmmm) but they have those carts ! I'm dangerous in those.