It was just a stack of buy one get one free Joe Boxer PJs. It wasn't like I was going after a flat screen tv, a camera, a GPS or even a stick vacuum ( the one item I wanted to score).
I just wanted to find a pair of Lrg PJs – not too much to ask.
I thought I'd found the perfect pair , I pulled from the bottom of the stack when WHAM! it happened.
The 8 lb weight landed smack dab on top of my foot! Ouch! It hurt. A lot.
Why are these PJs booby trapped? Is there more to this stack of flannel than meets the eye? My Mom grabbed a passing employee and asked why the weight was under the PJs. “Guess someone left it there,” was her response.
In my pain-riddled state that made sense but now, I just don't get it. What woman gets so upset about her shopping adventure that she strategically places an 8 lb hand weight under stacks of Joe Boxer PJs? and more importantly why? What does she hope to gain? Seriously.
I can see picking up the weight and thinking “oh, I'll get this and kick start my exercise resolution before the New Year even gets here.” I can also see abandoning the idea before I get to the register, but I don't get the part about burying the weight under the PJs. I'm not a fan of exercise either. Go figure.
I'm sporting a really pretty blue bruise right on top of my foot.
I hobbled around the store. Decided not to buy anything and made my way out. I had missed out on my stick vacuum at Wal-Mart and was wounded at the competitor's place. I headed over the Target to try to lay hands on a stick vacuum.
I am now the proud owner of a $10 Shark stick vac! Life is good.
For my Black Friday adventure I have one appliance and a bruise. Not much more in the material / physical sense. Now, the other stuff was the best. I spent the day with my two daughters and my Mom — three generations laughing and shopping. Good stuff.
We didn't have a plan or really a list, we just wanted two stick vacuums (a pink one and a green one) but we landed two purple ones. My bruise will soon match the vac.
Life will now return to what passes for normal at my house until the next big holiday….oh, wait, we're in the season now. More on the wonderful Christmas season.
I hope your black Friday adventures were less painful than mine and I would love to hear your stories.
Oh girl, what a story! At least it’s not flip flop season and you can hide your blue foot! I went to Toys R Us at 5:45am on Friday–parking was terrible but things were calming down inside the store. It was worth it–I saved $15 on a toy for my little one!
Sorry to here about your wounds but it sounds like a wonderful family adventure.
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday have you got your Christmas all wrapped up?
My sweeties favorite day to shop is the nights before Christmas.
My hat is off to you both!
My greatest contribution on those particular days are sharing a smile and word of encouragement in the midst of mayhem.
OOOOO, as my oldest grandson would say, “That wann’t a berry dood idea Nana”.
Sorry about the limp…but hey, you are a WOMAN! Shake it off! Go forth! HEAL THYSELF!
(little jokey—very little) sorry about the bruise.
My black Friday consisted of chasing a 2 year old…listening to an autistism syndromed (how the heck do you describe that!) almost 7 year old tell me over and over and over and over what he wanted for his birthday and for Christmas. But it was all good. (would you think me too horrible if I said I spent the majority of the next day on the couch???
I had to come over here and see what antics you were up to Mary—-it’s always something…and it always ALWAYS makes me smile!
Ouch! Hope you’re not still limping around! I escaped without any bruises or scars, but did suffer a bit of sleep deprivation & had to take an afternoon nap… That was a good thing!