A Frigid Morning in Line

Posted on 2010-11-30 22:05 in Blog

Waking up at 3 o’clock in the morning to stand in line for two hours in single digit numbers doesn’t sound like a valuable use of time. But come Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), that’s exactly where you’ll find me. Initially, I was drawn to the stores for the deals. I remember waiting to buy a 4 GB flash drive years ago for the low, low price of $40; a bargain in 2005. That drive served me well all through college, and continues to provide useful server to this day.

I’ve been braving the cold for five years running. Initially I was standing in line to buy the latest electronic trinkets for myself. Lately, however, I’ve found myself crossing items off my Christmas shopping list. This year was a little different. This is the first year where I didn’t purchase a single item for myself. I still spent a fair amount of money. I purchased gifts for my mom, dad, sister, younger brother, and my girl friend. Only three names remain on my gift list, and I have almost a month to find then something.