When Black Friday Comes




Did you sing that title? If so, welcome fellow Steely Dan fans! And a big 'hey' to you poor souls that don't know what I'm talkin' about! (Steely Dan is a band, and the blog post title is a song of theirs). Anywaaaays, what am I ramblin' about today? The day after Thanksgiving, of course.


Do y'all do the whole Black Friday shopping thing? Is it tradition in your family? My husband's aunt and her daughter do this every year: up at like 4am and a two hour drive to Charlotte, NC to hit the sales. Conversely, this is me:


More power to you diehards but I must confess that I most likely am missing a shopping gene; to my mother's everlasting frustration. When I got my driver's license she would hand me her credit card and send me off to shop for new school clothes; I returned with a pair of pants and a sweater. Right now, she is reading this and saying "what kind of kid gets their parents' credit card and comes back with a ..." ROFL, me, that's the kind of kid, ME!


I hate to shop for clothes. I mean it. I will wear the same two pairs of pants until they have holes, and if the holes are in non-exposing oneself places, I'll wear them some more! I own four pairs of shoes that are not exclusively for the garden, and one of those pairs my husband had to go buy; I just ain't gonna shop, y'all.


When Amazon became a thing, I was overjoyed! Last year, for my 50th Bday, husband took me to the Georgia Mountains for a week and I figured my garden clothes weren't going to cut it so I did the Amazon Prime Wardrobe thing: BEST INVENTION EVER!

I got a pair of skinny jeans and two pairs of shoes and that will last me another three years, lol.


My husband despises Amazon and online shopping in general. He has valid reasons. One being if he orders and it doesn't fit/wrong color, etc. he will have to return it and wait again, vs just going to the store, trying it on, and coming home with his ready to wear purchase. His other reason is also legit.: if we all shop online we will end up with online as our only option as the brick and mortar stores will go out of business. I get it, I agree, logically what he says makes total sense, but I HATE SHOPPING.


So, can y'all shopping fiends please step up your in person game so my hermit'y' online shopping doesn't bankrupt all the Tanger outlets? Please and thank you!


Y'all have a great Black Friday, may you get all the deals and none of the drama!

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