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This Is Crazy

Updated on November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sales And Bargains

In the past it was me standing there with a silly grin on my face

Up early in the morning sometimes at two or three A.M.

I couldn't wait to get out in the car and go

My wife, my mom and I and we will see all our neighbors

Look at the deals

It is a steal

Up so early and looking around

Picking up the latest gadget or thing kabob

I know this will come in handy

I know who will love this

The register will keep ringing

But never mind the total

Look at the savings

I don't know if I am getting old

But this year I don't have the ooomph

I am not in the mood or just my body is feeling it

I don't want to fight the crowds

I don't want to follow my list

Checking off one by one the things I needed so desperately

Then ofcourse their are the things that sold out

Put a big cross on those items and say aaawweee

I almost grabbed the last one

If only I was there a few minutes earlier and that old lady would of walked a little faster

I could of pushed her gently out of the way and for that little kid

Well he shouldn't of been here he should of been in bed

This is for adults only


Think of what you are saying ?

Come to your senses

Have you gone mad ?

I know the t.v. 's are a good price

The laptops are a bargain

The toy section is filled with surprises

The tools have never been cheaper

The clothes I need even though I have no room for the ones I have now

The electronic section is the best

The traffic is a pain

But it is one day of the year

Why not treat myself to the Kindle Fire

I deserve to have it

There goes me rationalizing again

I have wall to wall books I don't read

But the urge is still there

To buy buy and buy

I know in a few months the prices will go down and I can buy it then

But it is not the same

What ? I have to wait instead of having it today

I give you my old spirit of shopping and my eyes that can see a bargain on a shelf a mile away

Over hearing where other people are going next and the deals of the century

You think I got inside information of a stock that was going to triple in price

It starts simple enough

A person, who knew an employee, who had to work but she quietly told a neighbor, who told a friend, then I heard it in the end

This is all legal I just was at the right place at the right time

Take a deep breath and with sweaty palms I type

Good luck to all you great bargain shoppers

I was one too

This year I want to see what you have bought

That was the best buy ever

Then I will be the first to say Great Job !!

For me I sit here thinking of the years that I have shopped

I can't remember one thing that I have bought in the past

I did remember filling the trunk coming from Khols and on the way to Sears

Don't forget Toys R Us and all the stores inbetween

I remember someone saying we can eat later and now it was time to shop

My mother also came with us at the age of 80

Going strong with her eyes a little sleepy but think of the fun we had

She had to have her coffee first

Well those days will never be replaced and I do remember being so excited

It is time to pass the torch and maybe you will do what I couldn't do

Be the first in line and get everything you need and ever wanted

Please feel free to share your good bargains with me

For I a happy for you

As I pull out an old book and begin to read

This book isn't half bad and it didn't cost me any more money

I paid for it long long time ago

I don't remember when or where I got it

But I hold a treasure in my hand and as I bring a nice hot cup of hot chocolate to my lips

This is the life

Still in my pajamas and it is after ten

I will read a little more then I will get a shower and off to work I go

Passing all the shoppers who are now heading home

From a morning of madness and a story they can only tell


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    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick Some day I would love to video tape it and show the world what waiting outside in line for 14 hours is like.All for a bargain.Thanx so much.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Oh! l loved this. l´ve only seen Black friday on the t.v. news, and l would certainly want to be with you, the book and hot chocolate.

      People go mad for a bargain . Great hub.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      mary615 Always nice to share a thought or two.Thanx so much.

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      You couldn't PAY me to go out on Black Friday! It's OK for those who like this sort of thing. cute poem.