I have to say, I think Black Friday has gotten completely crazy. I have never been (and likely never will be - unless I get konked on the head by a falling piano and endure a complete personality change) a Black Friday shopper. And this year? Stores opening at 3 am? The crowds and wrestling over the last Snuggie? So yeah. You all go have fun! I'll be in bed asleep.
Nope, I'm one of those annoying prepared persons. I do my shopping throughout the year. By Thanksgiving, most of the time all my gifts are purchased and already wrapped (weirdo!). If I still have a few last minute gifts, I tend to order them online, as I avoid the store crowds at all costs. And NO WAY would I be out on Black Friday!
My most memorable shopping experience is from when I was about 10 years old. As a kid I had asthma (still do, actually, but it rears its head very rarely now, thankfully). My mom and my grandmother and I went to do some Christmas shopping. We walked into a department store (I don't recall which one) and were headed towards the mall interior when we encountered a demonic sales lady in the perfume section. She spritzed, directly at us, Giorgio perfume.
Perfumes don't typically bother me (well, the really bad ones give me a headache ;-)) but even today, if I catch a whiff of Giorgio it starts closing up my throat.
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