We do not shop on Black Friday. And yet a 4:30 this morning we were in the Walmart parking lot. The lot was full but when I entered the store I thought "this isnt too bad". Then I got to electronics. I have never seen such a mass of people and carts. Neil had dropped me off and gone to park. I of course forgot my phone (I was tired) so couldn't call him to tell him that what we wanted was in the food isles.
After wading through this mass of humanity I found Santos, a friend of ours, and he let me call Neil and tell him where I was going to try to be. Of course I came into the fray from the wrong direction and ended on the wrong side of the retaining ropes. I kept trying to get someone to let me get through to the back of the pack where I thought I should be and they kept telling me no. I almost decided to say to heck with them and stay in front of the line when I found a nice lady who was willing to let me get behind her.
Neil finally found me. At 4:45 the ropes came down...have you ever seen a movie about the Oklahoma land rush...well that was what we were in. Now, have you ever seen Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest...remember the scene where Jack was running down the beach away from the natives, arms flying and yelling....that was my husband. People did get out of his way! We retrieved our item and headed to the register where we had to wait till 5:00 to pay.
All this for a 19" flat screen TV for our bedroom. We liked it so much we also got one for the motor home. We were home and back in bed by 5:15 so not too bad. I am thinking that although we got a good deal on the TVs, it was not worth getting up so early and being in the mass of very rude people. One lady kept hitting me in the behind with her cart and I know it is big enough for her to see. One of the young women who works at Walmart was knocked down by the storm of people. This kind of thing sure brings out the greed in people. Next year I think I will stay home. If I forget please remind me I said that.