Friday, November 25, 2011

Ask Elnora--Black Friday or Quiet Friday?? Lenora Worth

Hello my beatiful friends. I am fashionably late to this post. I bet you all think I was out Black Friday shopping, right? Wrong, precious people. Elnora's delicate sensibilities can not suffer through such brutal challenges. I don't like mean, pushy people. I was simply tired and rested a bit after indulging in too much turkey and dressing and chocolate pecan pie yesterday. I went to bed early, read a little bit of a James Lee Burke mystery and thanked the Lord that I had the good sense to STAY HOME until the worst of the craziness was over. But this does beg the question? Are you a Gunho Commando Shopper? Do you plan a stragedy, pick a point man and plot your invasion of the shopping center? Do you camp out for a good bargain? (Elnora's idea of camping out is a suite in the Ritz and room service.) Did any of my peeps venture out onto the frozen tundra just to buy a television or a topcoat? Did anyone get a good buy on shoes and shower curtains and snow sweaters? Let's talk about the horror and beauty of Christmas Shopping? It's the season of sales and bargains and coupons and malls and lines and wrapping and tinsel and that fabulous spiced coffee at Starbuck's. But ... it is also the season of quiet time and silent nights and joy to the world and harking the herald angels and peace on earth and goodwill to all men. And yes, even peace and goodwill to that woman who stole that wonderful cashmere sweater that was marked down 50% right out of your hands. Black Friday or Quiet Friday? Let's discuss!!!!

6 comments:

  1. I have not shopped on Black Friday for more years than I can remember. Today we thought we would go to Big Lots for Android Tablets. Its not far from the house and we were going right before hubby headed to work so we could each get one. We pulled into the shopping center, saw people lined up outside the store waiting for it to open in 20 minutes and turned around. I made him a good breakfast instead and decided from now...it's internet shopping for me! We don't really do much Christmas present buying as we don't need anything!

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  2. I can't do the crowds on Black Friday, but I learned a little lesson. My daughter and son-in-law went shopping on Wednesday and were able to get the same bargains that were offer on Friday.

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  3. You girls are very smart! I've always found that I can usually wait it out and still get a pretty good deal. We didn't really need any of the big ticket items or toys. We only have a few people to buy for. I plan to go when it's quiet, during the week!

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  4. I'm not a Black Friday shopper, either. I did go grocery shopping today, and the store was quite empty :)

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  5. I do shop on Black Friday. It's kind of a tradition with my mom and sister. The thing is, with all the stores opening at midnight by the time we went at 9 am there were no crowds, but still good deals! YAY! I'm not a huge shopper and could take it or leave it, but my mom and sister love it and I like to spend time with them....:o)

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  6. I'm with Pamela...I go grocery shopping on Friday because Thursday is my usual day to go to the grocery store. Even half off coffee makers couldn't lure me out this year.

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