Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Fail

So Wednesday afternoon my BFf Melissa and I decided to try the mid nit shopping, for the fist time. And I mean fist time EVER. Neither one of us had ever done it before. She usually goes out of town on Thanksgiving and hubs never wanted to go, even before we had kids, so I never had anybody to go with. But really I had never seen the draw. Plus I do so much online shopping. So we decide we are going to do the whole thing. Toys R Us at 10 and then head to Target and Kohls after midnight. We had to be home by 3 because her hubs was driving to Mexico to go hunting.

Reminder: Neither of us have ever done this before.

We got the Be care of your surrondings talk from both of our guys before we left, as our TRU isn't in the best part of town. And we are off. So we drive to TRU which is about 30 min away. As we pull up, we notice the store next to it, their parking lot is full. We figured it was employee cars, because shoot, TRU had been open for almost 2 hours at this point. So I pull into the parking lot, and it's full, but we find a spot, and then look at the door, and there is a line to get in. And I don't mean 4or 5 people, but a line as deep as the building. And nasty people too. Police all over the place, so we said no, not worth it, we were going there to see what was there. Didn't really need anything specific. So we leave.

Reminder: Neither od us have ever done this before.

So we turn around, head back home to where Target and Kohls are. We drive another 45 minutes, and it's about 11:10. What are we going to do for 50 minutes as we wait for Target to open, so we decide to hit McD's and get some Diet Cokes just to kill some time. All the while not really paying attention to the line of cars that is on the street going in the direction of Target.

So we head to Target, which is in the same shopping center as Lowes, Best Buy, and Kohls. We know the lines at Best Buy are crazy. That's a given. So we pull into Target, don't see a line, but figure we will go ahead and get out and head that way just in case.

FOOLS! FOOLS! We were. Seriously, how naive can 2 people be. Well as we get closer, the line is out the door, the length of Target, and almost the depth of Target!! What? Target has a line as wide, and almost as deep? What the hell were we thinking? On top of this, it is about 45 degrees outside, with a 10mph north wind. Melissa is not feeling it. She is all hell no, we are not doing this. but I convince her with my blanket, to stay. So we do, we have about 25 minutes till it opens so no biggie. The guy tells us that when they open the door, they will let 30people in, wait 15 seconds, then another 30, etc. So at midnight we started walking, and we got in by 12:15. No biggie. We get our buggy, start casually walking, not really shopping for anything. Let all the crazys go to the electronics. We head to toys, decorations, clothes, etc.

I remember that I need a gallon of milk, so we go get that, and decide that since it is almost 1, we should probably go check out if we are going to go to Kohls before we head home.....

Reminder: Neither of us have ever done this before.

So we head to the check out, and there is a line. And we start walking to go to the back of the line. And we realize the line is snaked in and out of every aisle all the way to the back of the store. And then when the snaking gets to the back of the store, it continues half way back the depth of the store. We ask the guy directing people how long the wait is to check out, and he can't give us an accurate number because it all depends on our many items people have in their buggys, but an hour would be an ok guess.

Shut the front door! An hour? To check out? That's a bunch of crap!

We leave our buggy and walk. Laughing, hysterically, can't believe we didn't know how bad it would be. I mean, come on. We are two college graduates, with many years of shopping experience! How could we have been so foolish!

So we head to Kohls, first thing? Check the checkout line! WAY to long. So we leave.

At this point it is almost 1:30. It will take us 15 min to get home. So we leave. With nothing. BLACK FRIDAY EPIC FAIL.

So I wake up this morning, determned to go back. Walk in Target, get everything I had last night, including my milk, and am in and out in 30 mi.


Next year: oh yeah, we are doing it again, but we will have a plan, I can guarantee you that!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you get some kind of plan cause that right there sucked. WHy would you leave all those places. ANd when you team up, one goes in line and the other shops. Come on lady. Tracy and I we will teach you the tricks