That’s my favorite part about Thanksgiving… getting to see all my family and spend time with them.
I was actually supposed to work Thanksgiving day until 5:30, and my family was going to do Thanksgiving dinner at 3, so I would miss out on the actual sit-down dinner. But I got really lucky, and during the afternoon the Starbucks I worked out started to slow down so my manager decided to send one of us home. I had worked 10 hours the night before because there was an onslaught of customers just as I was about to leave and my manager needed me to stay. So because of that, I was the one who got to go home early on Thanksgiving and I couldn’t have been happier!
Almost my whole family was gathered at my Aunt Mary’s house. The only one missing was my grandma. I got to see my Uncle Rob and his daughter that I hadn’t seen in years! And later in the evening my boyfriend came down from San Diego and spent the evening with my entire family- eating his THIRD thanksgiving meal for the day as well as finding out just how crazy the Bernath clan is during a game of catchphrase.
I mean, it just couldn’t get any better than that. It was the epitome of a good Thanksgiving: delicious food and everyone I love and care about.
…..And then black friday happened.
I had only ever done black friday once before, and that was YEEEAAARRRSSS ago… you know when black friday actually started on FRIDAY haha.
But in all seriousness…. I was shocked!
My boyfriend and I went to the mall at around 10 o’clock on Thursday evening because he had read online that Victoria’s Secret would open at 8 pm on Thursday. I literally just expected to go in, buy the bras I needed for a good discount, and then leave. Boy was I mistaken.
Apparently Victoria’s Secret didn’t open at 8… it actually wouldn’t open until midnight. Rather than go home and come back my boyfriend and I decided to wait. We did some shopping to get him some new pants at a great deal Tilly’s was having, and then came back at about 11 and the line for Victoria’s Secret was ridiculous. By 11:30 it was already about 10 stores long, and people were getting rude, pushy, and anxious.
When they opened the gates at 12 am, it was chaos. People swarmed into the store and just started grabbing anything in sight. People were pushing and shoving, and I’m honestly surprised no one got trampled. I went and found my bras as soon as I could and tried them on just to be sure. Josh and I were out of there in 15 minutes and I was SOOOO glad to be leaving that mall.
That is the LAST time I will ever do black friday shopping again!