Our Thanksgiving celebration wasn't as chaotic as years past, but I honestly can't recall one which I have enjoyed more. We had an abundance of food, everybody is healthy and the stresses of the past few years have eased for all of us. Simply put, it was a wonderful, joy filled day!
After the dinner dishes were cleaned, we set out to the task
at hand- formulating our plan of attack for Black Friday. I have been
shopping the DoorBuster specials for over 20 years. Scott was introduced
to the tradition through me and has learned the skills necessary to be
successful. Working together, we are a force to be reckon with in those
wee hours of the morning.
Today is one of the rare days where
being an amputee is an advantage. I receive preferential parking,
keeping the amount of time I needed to walk to our car to a minimal
while maximizing our abilities to quickly reach our next deal. On Black
Friday, handicapped parking becomes my ace in the hole!
of the temperatures tomorrow morning, I will be wearing capris. After
all, keeping my prosthetic visible is integral to our game plan. Not
only are my fellow deal warriors kinder when they recognize me as an
amputee, but I am often provided with the courtesy of jumping to the
front of lines that snake in front of the store. When only 10 deal
busting items are available, being able to reach the store first is
crucial to our success.
Scott and I have prepped with the
precision of battle hardened Generals. We are armed with our circulars,
maps of the stores and our game plan. After hours of prep, it's go time.
We're ready to shop!