Today was Black Friday. I’ve already talked about how I feel about Black Friday. I think those of you who get up earlier to save a few dollars on toys and electronics and appliances are insane in the membrane.
This year I learned that some places opened at 12:01am (Toys R Ss and the outlet mall I’m snarling at you) so people could shop there first. Then, when they were done there, they could head over to the department stores that opened at 4am. Great! ‘Cause we really need more deranged, even more sleep-deprived people battling over the last Nintendo DS at 4am.
That’s just crazy people. There should be absolutely no shopping at 4am. Ever. Unless it’s for sex toys. On the internet. When you are suffering from insomnia. I’m just sayin’.
Last night we let Keaton spend the night at a friend’s house. A friend who lives right across the street from Wal-Mart, down the road from Target, and a hop, skip and jump from Toys R Us. Around 12:30am Keaton left me a text message to call him right away. I had already put my phone away for the night so I didn’t see his texts until this
morning afternoon (cause I celebrate Black Friday by sleeping ’til noon). Apparently he wanted me to transfer the money I owe him for babysitting in to his saving account.
Because he was out shopping in the middle of the night.
Lunatic. I really thought I had taught him better than that.
He and his friends battled their way through Toys R us for a while. But Toys R Us was all out of the iPod Touch. So they headed over to Target and Wal-Mart to stand in line. Keaton was 4th in line at Target. With no money.
Why?!? I have no idea. To be young. And foolish. I guess.
After a couple hours, around 3am, he was starting to get tired. And bored. And cold. So he offered up his spot in line. For $10.
$10?!? I KNOW I taught him better than that. Fourth place in line is at least worth $50. Clearly there are so many things I have left to teach him.