I’ve never not shopped on the day after Thanksgiving.Retailers call it “Black Friday” but I call it nirvana.Sales sales everywhere!For a dedicated shopper, Black Friday is like the Superbowl, minus the cheerleaders, but keeping the occasional tackling maneuver.
So it is with great dismay that I vowed NOT to shop today. I’m done with my holiday gifts because we paired back our list this year. We’ve got no room for more holiday decorations. I have no relatives in town to entertain at the local mall.
And I almost made it.
I’d like to say my car suddenly came alive and forced me into the Macy’s parking lot that just happens to be on my way to work. But it wasn’t the car — it was the $10 off coupon burning a hole in my pocket.
So yes, Santa, I was naughty. But there’s a certain little girl who’s going to get a Hanna Montana T-shirt to wear to the concert next month. As thrilling to her, as the coupon was to me.
Susan Simpson, Staff Writer