I have to admit that I am in that group of people who just do NOT get the allure of Black Friday shopping - the whole getting up before daylight to join a herd of people trying to save a buck....I'm not a big fan of giving up sleep unless it's for something really worth while, and I don't love crowds either. Plus in looking over the very, very fat stack of advertisements in yesterday's paper, I realized there wasn't anything in there that I can't live without.
Certainly for some it is a fun tradition - even some of the otherwise sane members of my family and close friends do trek out to the Black Friday sales and seem to enjoy it??
But I now have a theory of what is going on with all this Black Friday craziness (I had been pondering after reading a story this morning about some locals who started camping outside Best Buy on TUESDAY afternoon!! Seriously people???)
There must be a secret seasoning cleverly sprinkled into the turkey or the dressing - or maybe the pumpkin pie. And that secret seasoning clearly makes logical, sane people decide that it makes perfect sense to abandon their nice comfy warm beds in the middle of the night to go stand in long lines to save a few dollars on something they don't really need.
Well that is my theory anyway - what's yours?? (And did you consume any of that secret seasoning and head out shopping??)
Full disclosure: I might have accidentally gotten just a pinch of the secret seasoning because I do think I will stop by a local holiday bazaar in a bit....does that count?