Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stop the Madness

We have so much to be thankful for this year, especially our little bundle of joy that’s about to come in Feb of 2010. And that’s what Thanksgiving is all about. Appreciating all the nice things no matter how big or small. No matter what tragedies, problems, sorrows or struggles we went through, we should always look at the bigger picture, like our health, family, friends or simply being alive and enjoying all the simple things that life has to offer.

But there’s this one time of the year that things really get complicated. A time when you need to have a plan and yet it still doesnt happen as it should be. Where luck is a very important factor and your chances are so small that you have to fight for it.

I’m not talking about some dilemma nor over the top event, I’m talking about Black Friday. Oh yes, a shopping frenzy that every single person in North America looks forward to. Where people would fall in line for hours or even camp out days before just to get the best deals.

Too bad for me, I was working Thursday night and I dont get off until 7:30 Friday morning. Luckily, I was able to buy one of the netbooks I wanted online the night before but I had to wake Anna at 3am. And by the time I went home that day, it was all sold out. My dad, who always pays us a visit every Thanksgiving even had to stay up too.

After work, I went back home just to take a shower and pick up Anna and my dad (who were both ready). We then headed to Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, and Best Buy. We started late, but we were still able to get some of the stuff that we wanted and a few extras.

After a whole day of shopping, we were all exhausted and tired. But how will it be like next year? Would things be the same or get worst? And the most important question is, will this madness ever stop?

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