Let me start out by saying that I LOVE to shop.
I like most people I believe, love a great bargain.
However, despite my love of shopping and a great bargain I can not begin to understand why people will line up in the cold, stand for hours well before the ass crack of dawn to both shop and get a great bargain.
Furthermore I don't understand why retailers do this to their customers and their employees.
Does something magical happen in the store between the hours of 5-10 AM on the day after Thanksgiving? Something that allows the store to make the same or a larger profit than they would make if they offered the same deals at their regular opening time?
That is the only thing that I can figure would justify this level of ridiculous.
To me that is what this get up at ludicrous o'clock and stand in line, then maybe...possibly...or even LIKELY not get the bargain I am hoping for is.... Completely ridiculous.
Now please understand that I am not passing judgement on those who choose to do the above. If that is what you want or in some cases I am sure enjoy doing be my guest. I am sure that there are extreme things I have done that others would consider ridiculous.
I just get pissy because I feel that it is manipulative. If there is anything in this world I despise it is being manipulated.
I know that I am manipulated many times over during the rest of the year by retailers in some shape or form the rest of the year.
I refuse to be manipulated in this one case however.
Big retailers I challenge YOU. Give me a huge and ridiculous bargain at 12:30 PM. Reward me for sleeping in and being lazy. I in turn will shop at your establishment at a reasonable hour when everyone else is out having lunch. I won't be hungry yet because I slept in and had a late breakfast.
C'mon. Manipulate me on my terms.