Football games have been watched. . .parades have been viewed. . .family has been visited with. . .family prank phone calls have been made (that's actually MY family! lol!). Thanksgiving is over. We are all stuffed!
A lot of people are just now waking up from their turkey coma. . .Not me!
By time you read this post, I have probably been up for several hours! Why? I love going out early on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and finding at least one item to get. Sometimes the jokester/prankster in me wants to wake up early, stand in the incredible long line, just to buy some small, regular item, like toothpaste or toilet paper! It just cracks me up thinking about it! But unfortunately, no one else would probably find it funny! LOL!
Why do I like doing this? I'm not sure. It could be that when I was in college and worked for The Disney Store, I would always work the day after Thanksgiving! It was. . .fun, exciting, busy, CRAZY! I enjoyed interacting with our guests (that was our terminology for customers at Disney). When I say it was crazy/busy, I mean it! Our store was right next to the food court. When my 30 minute break would come up, I couldn't make it out of the store, to the food court and back in time!
My joy of Black Friday could also come from the time when I was out early searching for Tickle Me Elmo. Do you all remember that toy and the excitement of trying to find it on the day after Thanksgiving? Well, I do! I was dating a young lady while in college and she absolutely LOVED Elmo. So, the day after Thanksgiving rolls around and I'm out hunting for Tickle Me Elmo's. I drove all around trying to find one! I finally went to Target and they had just sold out of their last one. On a whim, I asked the salesperson if I could get a raincheck and he said okay! A week later, I received the "gotta have" toy!
Don't forget to check out the LifeWay Stores After-Thanksgiving sale.
Okay, I mentioned a surprise. One of my jobs on the VBS team is to work on the promotional items. I am starting to get my samples in and I decided to put together 3 grab bags of VBS 2012 Amazing Wonders Aviation promotional items. The first grab bag will go to the very first person who leaves a comment. The second and third grab bag will be randomly picked from the remaining people who comment. All comments need to be in by Thursday, December 1st (11:59 pm CST). I'll announce the winners on December 2, 2011.