I did Black Friday this year.
Well, sorta. I went to one store. And I was only out and about for one hour. But I think that is really some sort of Black Friday miracle feat. My American Christmas consumerism guardian angel was watching over me and my wallet.
Here’s how it went down: I knew I wanted to get Husband a nice watch for Christmas. He’s been hinting about it for a long time. That man has a mild obsession with dress watches. When we went to pick out our wedding bands he was practically drooling over the watch case. Anyway, I wanted something really nice for him, and we decided our Christmas budget for each other this year was $200, so I really had something to work with. Enter Black Friday. Kohl’s had Men’s Bulova watches on a ridiculous sale; some were 75% off! I inwardly rejoiced.
So off I went at midnight. I thought to myself, This is a relatively small city we live in, and our Kohl’s is off the beaten path – there won’t be hundreds of people in line! I’ll just show up about 30 minutes before the store opens and I’ll be good to go. Continue reading