Saturday, November 25, 2006

Black Friday

I have only on the very rare occasion ventured forth on Black Friday. Once it was because I was away at college at BU, so our parents took my sister and me to the mall to get present ideas. When I worked in retail management, I managed to only have to work one of the days after Thanksgiving. I arrived at some ungodly hour only to discover that each and every parking spot in our lot was taken up by the lunatics waiting to get into the Best Buy next door (these were two stand alone stores, not a strip mall). Not for me, thanks.

Now I make every effort to steer clear of the entire area surrounding said frenetic activities. But I decided it was time for yet another trip to Home Depot yesterday. Fortunately, the big store is located at the first stoplight in the corridor of development that is springing up (or has sprung up already) near the new house. I was actually able to slip in, wander aimlessly around the store for well over an hour, and slip back out without any headache at all.

I bought ceiling paint and other odds and ends. Today my goal is the ceiling in the master bedroom. And possibly a return trip to Home Depot for the wall paint I picked out.


BerryBird said...

I saw on the news last night that the big mall opened its doors at 3 am Black Friday, even though the stores weren't opening until 5 am. There was a sweeping overhead shot, showing seas of people jammed shoulder to shoulder. I just don't get it. Does the mall not sell the exact same shit the Wednesday before Thanksgiving? And every other day of the year for that matter?

Nice paint.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I don't get it either. It seems like a good time to stay away. We went hiking. The woods were empty! YAY!

Keep up the good work!