I did it once

so i looked at the adds for black Friday and found some really great deals at best buy. for certain reasons i wont go into i was going to camp out there starting at about 11:00am on thanksgiving day to make sure i got what i wanted. the line there is really bad. josh did not like this idea because he didn't want me to go alone but he could not go with me. i started thinking. there should be something that i want so bad that i would camp out for it. i feel like that is something everyone should get to do once in there life. well, it ended up that we didn't need the computer after all so even though there was something else i wanted to get there it wasn't worth it to me to camp out just for the other thing. so here is what i did.

i searched ever add and found out who else had sales on said item. i then found the cheapest and found out what time the opened, called and found out how long their line was last year, and when people got in line last year. then i mapped out the route form my first place to the next place fitting my criteria the best. i found a place that luckily didn't get campers, was the the least expensive by quite a bit and they gave gift cards to early birds. everything seemed perfect until it got but freezing cold! i have been awake for 37 hours straight. i stayed up watching tv until 2:30 when i drove to the store. i was the second person there. we made a line and my hell began. i was thinking as i stood in the freezing cold for 2.5 hours for this store to open that my feet really hurt because of the cold. in fact i am sure that the only other time have endured that much burning pain was when i was in labor. it was terrible. i have been in the heat for 17 ours and my feet still hurt. i hope that wears off soon. the good news is that i got my goal item. i stood in line for 2.5 hours and it took me 3 minutes to purchase the item and leave the store.

i then went to walmart. they opened at 5 am and i got there at 5:20. the isles were at a stand still. no one was moving. i heard an employee say she got punched in the face. i got the toy for isabella i wanted which was the goal. there were other things that i wanted also but they were gone in seconds. i knew my friend shiree wanted some transformers but i also knew these were a fast sell out and were already gone. as i was wondering around though i noticed that someone had taken some and discarded them at the gun counter checkout. i got them which annoyed several people later on. i was also able to get the last one of the toy she wanted for her 18 month old. so i not only racked up for me but for someone else as well.

overall it was fun but due to the trouble i have had to maintain my body temperature for the rest of the day, the fact that i still have pains in my feet and that i think a blood vessel burst in my eye, i hope there is never anything i want on black Friday again. at least nothing other people want too.


Josh said...

congratulations! now that you've done it, you don't have to worry about it anymore.

Terra said...

you crazy...
The only time I can think of that my feet were so cold they hurt was at the marathon - and at least I was moving around to keep semi warm.