Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. This is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The reason being the insane deals at most of the stores at malls, stores like Wal-mart or Target, etc. Their doors open from times ranging from 12:00 in the middle of the night to 5 am. People save tons of money from getting up in the crack of dawn to wait in line for hours to bust in mall doors and actually check out afterwards.
If you are one of the people who have not experienced this shopping madness, this is typically what it looks like...
|People waiting hours in advance for Target to open at 3am right after stuffing themselves with turkey and sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner.|
|And the shopping begins!|
So what does one need to survive this shop-'til-you-drop experience?
Survival Kit Contents of a Black Friday Shopper:
1. A shopping list
3. Suitcases with rollers (It is strange. You will find out why in a bit.)
5. Extremely comfortable sneakers
6. Incredible upper body strength
|1. A LIST|
A shopping list is very essential for obvious reasons. On Black Friday, if you don't know what you need to buy, you're toast. When you go shopping on a regular day, you hop from one store to another with out a worry. The only difference with Black Friday is there are so many sales out there, it gets tough to actually pick what you want. You may find something extremely cheap but you then leave it because of the thought that something else could be cheaper. Being organized is key.
No, you're not using these pillows to whack other shoppers senseless so you can get those pair of shoes that your sister has been dying for. These pillows are for you to bring in your car. If you show up at a mall's parking lot 10 minutes before the doors open, you are too late. Getting there an hour or two earlier will definitely get you a spot in the line closer to the door. After Thanksgiving dinner, it will be really hard for you to walk around the mall with a full stomach. Sleep for about an hour and a half in your car before lining up at the door. This will get you rested enough for running around and searching for good bargains later.
|3. LARGE SUITCASES WITH ROLLERS|
It is not very likely to carry luggage around while shopping at the mall. But, you know what, it's a pretty clever way to carry all those shopping goodies. It is a tactic often pulled off by tourists. Instead of dragging your older brother out of bed to carry your stuff around for you, this will save you time and energy. Imagine how many clothes you could fit in there? And besides, you can run faster rolling those suitcases.
Coupons on black friday? GENIUS! You are probably going to get stuff for free.
|5. Comfy Sneakers|
If you show up for Thanksgiving with dress shoes or heels on, you probably should pack a pair of your favorite and most comfortable sneakers with you. (That is, if you are going straight to the mall after dinner.) Sneakers will contribute to your walking faster and sprinting to the cash register before the line gets too long. If you do not wear sneakers, you will regret it. If sneakers aren't your style then, forget about Black Friday. Your feet will kill you, literally.
|6. GOOD UPPER BODY STRENGTH|
(Not as much as this guy over here but enough strength bring all your stuff around.)
How else are you gonna carry all of this?
the most important thing to bring on Black Friday and the most important thing on your Survival Kit is...
There is no room for giving up on Black Friday. You may wait in line for hours, your feet may get sore and you may not get everything you wanted. When your shopping ends, you will make all your friends love the presents you got them for Christmas. Not to mention, the crazy story you'll have behind how you got those stuff in one insane night.
See you all at next year's sale!