I absolutely love a great deal like the next person, but I think it’s psychotic to look for deals on Black Friday. So I opted not to take part in this year’s chaos.
Instead, I chose to sleep off my ‘night before Thanksgiving partying’ hangover and Thanksgiving’s food coma, while moms in mini-vans battled each other for the great sales.
I enjoyed my Black Friday by laying around the house and stuffing my face with leftovers. The day was very uneventful.
Around 6pm, I assumed it was safe to venture to the store. All the mini van moms would have returned to their homes to count their inventory of Christmas presents.
I intended to purchase a few holiday cards. I need to get rid of huge amount of stamps I own since the price of stamps will increase in January.
I made my way to card aisle. Picked my cards, and went to an open check-out line. Everything was normal and safe until this point. No random attack of a mini-van mom still possessed by a Black Friday demon.
The cashier seemed normal… She greeted me and scanned my purchases. When she got to my holiday cards everything changed.
She opened each one and read the greetings before scanning the cards.
I found this very strange.
First, she was a slow reader so the patron waiting behind me was annoyed.
Second, they’re my greeting cards. It’s my business what is inside them.
Am I the only one who thinks I was violated???
She didn’t say if she liked the cards or not. I feel like I was being judged for my choices.
This is why I don’t shop on Black Friday.