I awoke shortly after 4 A.M. and, of course, came to the computer as soon as my coffee was ready. Good grief, people were already tweeting and Facebooking all over the place from their spots in line at various stores.
I've only done Black Friday once, several years ago with my daughter; because it was a first for me, I enjoyed it; if you like people-watching, that's a time to do it. These days, you couldn't pay me to get out there; it makes my feet and knees hurt just thinking about it.
Honestly, I've noticed that people no longer confine their pushing, shoving, and rudeness to Black Friday. It goes on the year around, except that the crowd isn't as large, so there's less likelihood of being trampled. Unless you're at Blue Springs Walmart, where danger lurks twenty-four hours a day, 364 days a year.
There is one item I wish I could have gotten somehow at the Black Friday price: that Barnes and Noble Nook reader I've been wanting. It's normally $149, but Walmart featured it as a doorbuster for $99. Barnes and Noble had it online for $99 also, but they were sold out at that price by the time I got there. Oh well. If you snooze, you lose.
Barnes and Noble has plenty of $99 refurbished Nooks on Ebay, but Cliff thinks I should spend the money and get a brand new one. Since he's the one making the money, I suppose I'll listen to him.
I'll be watching and waiting for all the horror stories (and success stories) from the Black Friday shoppers.