My alarm clock went off an hour ago, but not until about 15 minutes ago could I drag myself out of my warm, cozy bed.
I swear I pushed snooze only two, maybe three times, but somehow it’s already 3:20 a.m.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving—a day I usually spend indoors finding creative ways to reheat and reuse yesterday’s leftovers.
But not this year.
This year, I will be heading out the door in a mere five minutes to brave the cold and even worse: the dreaded Black Friday shoppers—largely considered the most dedicated, serious, sometimes violent, shoppers who will stop at nothing to get anything and everything for their loved ones on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
I truly can’t tell you how much I love my job today.
So check back throughout the day to hear from me and other reporters who will be scouring the malls, shopping centers and big-box retailers. (Honestly, I hope I see at least one Mom tackle a fellow shopper for her kid’s wish list. If I do, you’ll be the first to know.)
My first stop? JC Penneys. Doors open at 4 a.m.
–SARA GANUS, Business Writer