Friday, November 21, 2008

Cue Mission Impossible Music


Aaaauuuggghhh! I am so far behind on my commenting! Ok, so participants if you have e-mail notification for your comments this is your warning that I may get blocked as spam today. Between the grocery store, Mount Laundry and Blog Catch Up you will be seeing a lot of me today. Just a warning.

So you're wondering about my title are you? Well, read on curious ones - read on.

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Do you shop on Black Friday? What time do you start? Do you finish all your shopping on that day? What’s the best deal you have found? What’s your shopping strategy?

Hah! Sorry I just shot eggnog out my nose. Really? You want to know if I shop on Black Friday? Well, in case you missed my feelings on shopping in general you should probably pop back here.

Ok. So we have established that I do NOT shop on Black Friday. It goes beyond just my total lack of a shopping gene. The angst of crowds sends me scrambling for my oxygen tank. The snippy attitudes of clerks and shoppers make me question my stance on gun control. And the small children who beg for everything they lay eyes on (my own included) make me want to duct tape them to a wall until Valentine’s Day. Did I mention that I do not like shopping?

I DO complete my shopping all in one day – just not Black Friday. And I have managed to get some deals my way too. I have occasionally come across some managers of small stores who are fearful that they are going to miss my $20 so they start some sales a little earlier than their competitors. What were they? Maybe my brother in law’s pajamas last year? Listen! I try to forget the shopping experience almost before it is over ok! You can’t fault me for not remembering some super deal.

My strategy is simple. I almost feel like a member of an elite Black Ops shopping team. Get in. Get your stuff. Get out and don’t make eye contact. The less they see of you, the less they can guilt you into buying and the less you will go over budget.

Now if only I could get Lion to adopt my strategy. Every year he manages to go out for his night of shopping and in his aimless wanderings he gets “Sold” on something. Then he calls me and confesses that he just got sold and he frets for the entire Christmas season. Black Ops, Lion. Black Ops. Get in and get out.

Now if you are in the market for a shopping buddy you might want to head over to MomDot and check out the other bloggers take on this. I'm sure they could give you some much better tips than I. But remember if all else fails Black Ops!
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14 comments:

Staci said...

Can I borrow the black ops outfit? I may need it next week. I'm feeling like the only mom who'll be out there amongst the crazies.

jennifer said...

Oooh, maybe Izzy and I can both dress in black and put masks on to to shopping today for our date! Awesome! We'll be shopping ninjas!

Natalie said...

I love the picture! I am the same way though. Get in and get out. I HATE strolling along looking at everything.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

I prefer to think of myself as a Nijia but my stragety is basically the same as your. Love the snazzy outfit.

Jenni Jiggety said...

The picture CRACKED me UP!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Hilarious post!

Melissa said...

You are so dang cute!

Tracy said...

WOW I can't believe all the Mommies who do not Black Friday shop.. It's so much fun

Tena said...

I took your warning to heart, no food or drinks while reading this post, and thank you for that warning!
I swear I want to buy you a drink! Your the best!!

PeanutMM said...

LOL!!!! I so heard the song playing and pictured us terrorizing Simpson Hall back in the day! I love it. Unfortunately I made a promise that I would hit up a few of the sales going on Friday...pray for me because I am dreading it!

~Michelle~ said...

Girl, I could NOT be with you more -- I am SOO not a black Friday shopper! I can not stand it at all. I love the picture!

Tracye said...

i'll be out! hopefully i'll be the only one! but i doubt it.

Momstart said...

I can't handle black friday

savvysuzie said...

Great picture! I'm totally with you on Black Friday shopping...definitely not my bag of beans!