Thanksgiving At Home
November 17, 2011
When it comes to Thanksgiving at my house, it's not so much about the dinner. Don't get me wrong. We all love to get together and eat, but Thanksgiving Day is also a lot about the newspaper ads.
You see, my sister and my niece love to take their life in their hands by shopping on BLACK FRIDAY. First, they have to set up their game plan. They spread out all the sale ads to see what's on sale, which store has the best prices, and most importantly, which store opens first. Then, they plan out the best route.
They get up at 0-dark-thirty and set out with coffee cup in hand. When the store opens, they race to get the first item before the store runs out. Sometimes if a store has several items on sale, they split up and race to find their prize. Of course, they keep in touch by cell phone. When they find everything on their list, they meet back up and check out at the register. Then, it's off to the next store on their list.
It's a long day, but hopefully they get most of their Christmas shopping finished.
Me--well I like to sleep late on that Friday ( at least as late as I can). I will look for sales that don't entail getting up at 2 a.m. to be first in line at the stores. I may have to pay a little more, but at least I have my sanity.
North Oak Branch