I debated shopping on Black Friday.
Heck, I debated going out on Thanksgiving.
But then I thought hard about it and changed my mind.
1. It's rainy. And cold.
As in 30 degree temperatures cold. No thanks. Also, the people of Oklahoma can barely drive in normal weather. Add rain and it's a complete clustercrap. I don't want to risk getting hit.
2. I preferred my sleep.
It's true. Although I did wake up at 2 AM to shop the Walmart Black Friday sale online. But then I climbed right back in bed when I was done. I didn't have to put on real pants.
3. Rude shoppers irritate me.
I always try to be polite. But other people don't always follow this rule. I didn't feel like being shoved or jostled. Especially if the shopper forgot to put on deodorant.
4. I didn't want to search for a parking spot.
The people of Oklahoma also are terrible parkers. Sometimes they'll take up two spots so this means parking can be tricky. So I'd be out in the cold, in the rain, half asleep, and circling the parking lot. No thanks.
5. I would have been PISSED if the deal I went out for was gone.
Waking up in the cold? Searching for a parking spot? FOR NOTHING? I'd have cursed up a storm.
6. I judge parents who bring tiny children out with them.
I mean. I get you want to shop. But don't bring out Junior when Junior clearly wants to sleep. Then we have to listen to Junior whine and cry, and nerves are already on edge because of the weather, the waking up early, and all the lines.
Did YOU go out on Black Friday? Or did you shop online?
I did and bought the following:
--A 49" TV (we're finally upgrading our 32"!)
--Aladdin for $9.96
--A PS4 controller for $39