Friday, November 27, 2009

the darkest day of the year

Got up at 2am.

Drove to the nearest Walmart -20 minutes away

Spent 30 minutes waiting in line just to get from the exit to the parking lot

Spent 15 minutes waiting for the Sheriff to let me IN the parking lot

Cursed. Cursed. Cursed. (I was alone-- don't judge me)

Waited in line outside 1 hour

Made it inside, spending 45 minutes trying to navigate my cart between the other thousand

Didn't get myself to the items on my list in time

Oh wait! Here's the hungry hippo game!

Got in the checkout line

Told it was a 2 hour wait to check out

Not even

Cursed. Cursed. Cursed.

Hungry Hippo-- you are so not worth it

Left HELL empty handed

Drove home

Went back to bed defeated

Good morning Black Friday


Sarah in the Middle said...

I'm so sorry, Carrie! And I'm sorry about the fact that I laughed when I read this :)

Rachel said...

Oh WOW. Wal-Mart? On Black Friday? Just the thought makes me cringe in horror! You are brave, brave, brave.

Tara said...

I'm amazed! I don't even know what to say!

Candi said...

The secret is to never go alone! And go to a super walmart, they don't close so you can go on in and stand next to what you want. I had my mom, sister, and husband all there standing next to a pallet ready for 5am. Oh, and share a cart. I LOVE black Friday, I couldn't go to sleep I was so excited and afraid I would over sleep.

Kristen said...

I won't even venture into the Renton Wal-Mart on a regular day, much less Black Friday (but that's just the one closest to us, maybe others aren't so scary even at noon mid-week). Kudos to you for trying!

Mommy #1 said...

Oh man! Definitely something NOT to do in a big city! We started at 7:30 THE NIGHT BEFORE and didn't sleep until 11:00 a.m. the NEXT morning. Was it worth it? Well, got everything on my list and something I hadn't planned on buying right then but felt really grateful that I got it just the same! *sigh* What we do to save a penny. But I really wouldn't even GO there if I weren't in a small-ish city/small-ish town every year! I'm amazed you even ventured out. Next time, send me an e-mail and we'll coordinate! :-)

Mommy #1 said...

P.S. - I totally agree that BLACK FRIDAY is only fun if you have a cohort in crime and can divide and conquer! :)

Carmella 'n Sydney said...

Oh Carrie... Be of good cheer! You can get that game online places. Black Friday is a crazy day and I just don't do it! More Power to ya. Mom was successful... Very successful! I got to see it all.... Yeah for me. You all soon to find out.

Jenni said...

Walmart is never an option for us. We hit 3 stores in three hours and got out with all of our shopping done. Next year do kohls, then target and fred meyer. I hate walmart! Especially on black friday! You are brave my dear!

gkgirl said...

we don't have that here
so i find it really interesting
to read this...
interesting and horrifying
and well...just a little...funny


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