Our first stop was Sears. About two hours earlier when we passed the store, there were only five or so cars parked outside, but when we came back later the parking lot was full. There weren’t any parking spaces open, which forced us to parallel park in the grass. It was even worse inside the store though. People roamed about everywhere grabbing tons of objects, most of which were probably for Christmas presents. The checkout lines were outrageous. We stood in line for at least an hour, but I think it was worth the wait because we received some pretty amazing deals.
Target was even worse so we didn’t even attempt going in there. The few minutes we spent at the store were entertaining. We got to watch a truck and car race each other for a parking space. The truck prevailed.
The next morning, the actual Black Friday, we woke at six and started shopping by seven. Every place we went to was pretty chaotic, but not as bad as it was the night before. After awhile, I could tell my family was ready to stop shopping, and escape the stampedes of people that kept rushing into every store we came to.
It’s easy to say I don’t think I will be going Black Friday shopping again, though there were some incredible deals so maybe I will.