Friday, November 23, 2007

I’d Rather Stick a Needle in My Eye

It is no secret that I find no solace in shopping. Let me clarify, I find no comfort in full contact shopping. Give me a computer and a credit card with a decent limit and watch me shop.

I have never understood the craziness that is Black Friday. I can tell you that between the amateur cooks breaking in their turkey fryers without reading all the safety instructions and the wacky prizefighting shoppers, we will be quite busy at work tomorrow. We tend to see many college aged kids the day after Thanksgiving along with the food poisoned and many injuries caused by early morning bargain hunters.

While you all are out there playing elf, I will be assisting in treating the infirm. Ah, the Holidays. So very good for business.

Just remember kids, Santa has begun making notes. Let the madness begin!


LJP said...

I agree. Shopping online is sooo easy compared with the real thing...the crowds..etc..yech

The CEO said...

But wait, they are encouraging on-line madness too. Order by 11:00 PM and save $200.

Frances said...

There's a lot of folks crying in their beer this time of year too.

I stayed far away from the stores this year. I only have to get a few little things for daughter and son-in-law.

I got about a billion emails offering me online discounts today.

Perhaps you'll treat someone who sprained their fingers on their keyboard.

Take care,

qualcosa di bello said...

i'd rather stay home & read pithy blogs than shop on black friday

sophie said...

I think I said "sharp stick" rather than "sharp needle," but I am completely with you. I need to save money, but not at the expense of being arrested for assault.

Weary Hag said...

Nope. I don't do the whole shopping-in-the-real thing anymore. Well - rarely. And that's only if I need something like ... yesterday, and can't wait for shipping.

Food poisoning always slays me. Isn't there some sort of 'taste' to food gone bad?