Oh did I ever make a mistake going out shopping on Black Friday. What was I thinking?
I actually considered going to Wal Mart but I changed my mind. Thank God. I surely would have been trampled. Can you believe people actually act like this for a sale?
What I did do though was go down the back way (avoiding Route 1) to the ReStore Thrift store. It was closed. Uh, okay. Then I took me and Bill to Lowe's. Surely there wouldn't be the madness that envelopes stores like Wal Mart on Black Friday.
My first clue something was terribly wrong was when I pulled into the parking lot. It was the fullest I've ever seen a Lowe's parking lot. All those people in shopping for lumber? Hardly.
Undeterred, we exited our car and went into Lowe's through the garden center. Yes, the garden center where all the Christmas decorations reside, lights a glittering. Mom, pop, grandmom, and grandpa along with the kids and grandkids, many of them riding in the shopping cards whining. OMG!
I quickly purchased a package of four clear light bulbs and headed for the checkout line. I told "Helen" in the checkout like "I can't take this. I have to get of here!" She thought I didn't want the light bulbs. I told her "No, I can't take the whining kids and the crowds." She said she understood. I felt sorry for her, she was a senior citizen like myself and she has to contend with that Black Friday crowd all day. Bless her heart. She obviously has a lot more patience than this bah humbug old man here.