Friday, November 23, 2012
So Thanksgiving has come and went and I still managed to lose half a pound. I did unfortunately eat too much. I was real careful with the usual suspects (stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole) but what did me in was the Chex mix on the table and dinner rolls. I hadn't had a roll in so long that I ended up having 3 :(.
The upside though was that I literally did not feel hungry the rest of the day so even though I ate too much for lunch, overall I still made it fit in my plan for the whole day. Plus I walked over 4 miles last night so that helped.
My route took me through the parking lot of a regional department store that was open at 9pm on "Black Friday" and holy crap was it a madhouse. I almost got hit, as did several other people who weren't paying attention to where they were going. What the hell happened? It used to be the Black Friday was kind of a interesting amusement, now it's serious business for everyone to the point where people are camping outside of stores to save $200 on a TV. Really?! There is nothing worth camping out for a week for. I think people do it now just to brag about how much they "saved" without realizing the irony that they wasted a week of their lives.
What I don't get is that the so called "doorbusters" aren't worth the hassle. Most deals you can find on the stores own websites, and even if you can't get a 3rd rate Bluray player or TV for cheap, save up a little money and get a decent one. Shop around and you'll find a better deal elsewhere even if you don't happen to get it right ON Black Friday. It's still a month to Xmas, so what the hell, take the day off, enjoy your family or get some other work done, but just stay away from the stores, it's not worth it.
OK, I'm getting off my soapbox now.