So I did not sleep on thanksgiving night. Instead I went to the outlets at midnight — BIG MISTAKE!! It took an hour to get through the initial traffic just to park. Then I had to wait in line at each store. Once I got in the stores I could not see anything because the check out lines wrapped around the clothes. I left empty handed.

But I did not go to bed instead I went to the mall. The mall was also crazy. I bought one outfit but no Christmas presents. I finished off the morning at 4 A.M. at Target. I managed to get all my Christmas shopping done. Still, I went to bed at 6:30 A.M. I love the sales, but I am beginning to wonder whether or not it is worth it.

I did a little bit of digging on other people’s experiences during black friday. I found that my late night did not come close to comparing. At a Wal-Mart a store employee was stomped to death by the crowd.