Since you've all asked.....yes. I DID venture out on Black Friday.
But I did not witness the chaos and mayhem that has been documented in the news....pepper spraying, shootings, stepping over a man as he lay dying.
(Seriously? What IS the world coming to when people will ignore someone who is dying - just to get a deal?! I'm sorry, no deal is worth ignoring someone who is in need of immediate medical assistance. Get with the program, people. If that was YOUR parent, spouse, child, friend - how would you feel knowing that people stepped over the person you loved just to find that $2 waffle maker? And? Just as an FYI - no one WANTS to receive that stupid waffle maker anyway; it just takes up precious cabinet space.)
*climbing down from soap box now....as I'm sure none of you would do such a horrendous thing, so there is no sense in preaching to the choir, as it were.*
Anyway....yes, I ventured out. But, it wasn't early. I went out around 10:00 am. Under the pretext of needing to check out a sale on a particular item. Well....it wasn't really a pretext because I did want to see if the particular item was what I thought it was.
So basically my Black Friday adventure started with me leaving the house and tweeting, "I'm free!!!" and driving to the store; walking into the store; discovering that the item I was looking for was, in fact, crap (as I'd suspected; so maybe it WAS a pretext after all?) and going back to my car.
Where I then spent another thirty minutes or so reading and responding to emails via my phone. Some of which may have not made sense. Because I was typing on the phone....in a hurry. Because I was feeling that not being home, where my family and "guests" were waiting was rude
(I typed guests in quotes only because they ARE family - so technically, not "guests" but yet...they are...I'm sure you know what I mean).
And upon arriving home, discovering that no one had yet to get dressed. It was the theme of the day, apparently. One of us actually went up to bed having never removed the pajamas she had got up in that morning....(and it wasn't me; because I don't leave the house in my pajamas - unless I'm going to get the paper at the end of the drive) which pretty much tells you what kind of very slow and very long day was had at my house on Friday.
So to sum it all up. My Black Friday adventure consisted of me, sitting in my car, checking email.
Don't you wish you could live the exciting life that I lead?