16 Nov
Posted in: Giggles
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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To shop or not to shop?  That is the question.  There is no doubt about it…I am in full-blown-hands-down-four-alarm-Holiday-Mode (as evident by my last post).  I have a boat-load of family coming in next week to celebrate Turkey Day, and I could not be more excited!

My television is steadily reminding me through a never-ending stream of festive commercials that Christmas is coming.  So, that brings me to my next point:

What are you going to do on Black Friday?

Are you going to brave the masses and head out into the wilds of the chaotic shopping extravaganza that is today’s Mecca for extreme bargain hunters?  OR, are you going to hunker down, safe at home with family and enjoy the lovely and intoxicating leftover turkey and pumpkin pie coma, while stretched out in front of the TV?

For some, this is not even a question to be considered.  It is SHOPPING ALL THE WAY!  Crowds?  What crowds?  Wall-to-wall people?  The more the merrier!  Who needs sleep!  Waking up at 4:30 in the morning to grab a 60-inch flat screen plasma television for $50 is aces in some people’s book, and TOTALLY WORTH it!!

However, for the rest of us, I will be enjoying my Turkey Day coma.  I know some of you reading this, are shaking your heads in pure and utter amazement.  How in the world can she NOT go Black Friday shopping?    Well, it’s easy.  I just don’t.  For starters, I don’t have my Christmas list planned out that far in advance.  I know that sounds incredibly odd, considering how much of a planner I am in the rest of my life.  Secondly, I really do not like to shop.  Gasp. Choke.  Cough.  In fact, that might be an understatement.  I actually HATE to shop.  I’m not good at it.  And let’s face it, Black Friday shopping is the mother of ALL shopping days.

In my mind, if I were to hit the malls on Black Friday, it would be something similar to me trying to run the Boston Marathon without a lick of training.  One does not simply attempt Black Friday shopping without at least a preliminary game plan…or a practice run.

I have neither.

People get hurt on Black Friday runs.  Folks, I do not have the deposition for a mass struggle over an overcoat that may or may not be worn deep in the heart of Texas, just because it was marked down from $150 to $25.  My Texas Woman Temper just might land me in jail…or at the very least on YouTube.  I’m just not sure a shopping trip is worth it.

Brace yourselves.  It is coming.  Should we stay or should we go?  I’m probably going to stay home.  Like I mentioned, I have family in town.  I think that digging into leftovers, heating up the pool, and digging out a deck of cards sounds plenty exciting for me…and if we do need to run to the store…it most likely will be the liquor store!  The lines are WAY shorter!

Here’s hoping your decision is an easy one!



  • I’m with you Dallas. I don’t know why anyone would want to go shopping on Black Friday or Thanksgiving. Let’s be thankful for what we have for at least a couple of days, your family, and peace before the rush.

    • Amen!

So, what do you think?