I hate shopping.  Absolutely hate it.  So over the years I have simply laughed at all the people waiting in line in the cold at 4am for the “Black Friday” specials.  I never understood what the hell was so important to sacrifice valuable time (and sleep) for.  That is, until I saw the ads that came out on Thanksgiving.

There was one particular item that caught my eye.  And of all places it was being sold at, it was the one place I despise.  No, not Best Buy as you might have guessed, but Circuit City.  I worked at Circuit City for a couple of years right after high school.  I did sales.  And to no ones surprise, I’m not a salesman.  So I hated the job.  Throw in the fact that I dated the hottest girl that worked there, and all these dork managers that were trying to get with her suddenly started handing me the crappiest schedules.  To sum up, I really hated that job.

Anyway, I broke down and followed the Black Friday herd.  I got to Circuit City at 4am.  Stood in line for an hour and a half just to get into the store.  Then stood in line for another hour and a half just to pay for the stuff.

Was it worth it?  I can’t really say yet.  I haven’t set up anything that I bought for myself yet.  The stuff I bought to give as gifts seem to be good deals, so at least I got that out of the way.  And since I hate shopping, getting that out of the way makes the holidays that much more bearable.

I can’t say I wouldn’t do it again.  But I now know what I would do to prepare accordingly.  So, you never know.  But if there is a next time, I’m definitely taking pictures.

-Dave Q.

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