I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. My wishes for you were that delicious family recipes were eaten, a breath was taken to push work thoughts aside, and most importantly moments with those dear to you were shared.
Retail – my way of life for many years. Black Friday – a ginormous day for any merchant planning on coming out of the red. This meant I geared up for that crazy day when one would witness mass chaos beginning at 7 a.m. Have you ever seen grown adults have temper tantrums? Have you observed mothers negotiating over a product and willing to pay 5 times the sale price in order to walk out of the store with that “item of the year”. One would think the day would pass by quickly, on the contrary it felt as though Black Friday was a never-ending day. Restocking shelves, advising customers, and keeping a smile across my face was more than difficult. When I chose to leave the retail industry, Black Friday was one aspect of this profession that didn’t have me shedding a tear.
Black Friday, what to do? So many choices and knowing I have an extra day added to my weekend is priceless. What should I do? Is it a movie day, a quilting day, or do I consider venturing out to the mall? Ah, the mall idea is a no go. There aren’t sales HUGE enough for me to consider stepping into the Black Friday madness. But a cup of tea and my laptop might have me online shopping just a bit.
Speaking of online sales: **Don’t forget to take a peek at my 15% Holiday Sale today through Monday!