My time on Pinterest this week has been a little different. It was a long week, so I went in search of some giggles before bed instead of home styling or outfit inspiration. One of my favorite things to see on the Humor page: someecards! (Link to their official website)
I grabbed a few that struck my fancy in hopes to share some smiles. They each sound like something I’ve said or thought before, so I can relate.
I love each of these, but oh Black Friday, how I abhor you. I once went (years and years and years ago) to a few stores one Black Friday morning with my then boyfriend’s mother. I used to be adventurous. Anywho, we went to WalMart so that I could buy him a large television. Now, mind you, this was back when large televisions were…. large. They were gigantic, box shaped, impossibly awkward and heavy. I am 5’3 and not what you would consider daunting. I wrangled my way into the massive, fighting crowd and managed to push out a large box containing a relatively well priced 32″ TV. My shopping partner exclaimed that she would go find us a cart so that we could get the TV to the front of the store without throwing a body part out of alignment. I was half asleep, half wanting to rest, and half wanting to stake my claim so I climbed up on the magnificent box and sat cross legged while anticipating her return. That’s when I felt it. It felt almost as if the box were being slid out from under me. Then I felt a shove to the back. Again, the box slid another inch. What on earth? Someone tried to steal the television I was sitting on literally out from under me. I was shocked (rightfully so, how rude!) and sleepy. When I was a teenager and young adult, let’s just say I wasn’t the happiest rooster on the farm before noon. I turned around baring my teeth, growling, and asked the rude man, “Just what do you think you’re doing?!” I must’ve been believable or my ill sleepy nature did the trick because he scurried away over to someone else and tried to take their TV from them. It was my fault for agreeing to get up so early and head out for a shopping trip, and it was my complete naivety to believe that it would be a civilized event. I thought there would be lines, happy shoppers, manners, and we would all go home holding hands and swinging our arms in delightful triumph over getting a great deal on Christmas presents. Humph. I have never seen such terrible acts of humanity, other than in the stands at little league baseball games in the south. It was appalling and I have sworn off Black Friday escapades since that day. I would rather spend my time online shopping with a cup of coffee in my hand, in my pajamas, and the peace and quiet my couch have to offer. More power to the folks that enjoy a good Black Friday outing, but I am not one of those people. ☺
I hope you’re having a great week!