The Aftermath

Black Friday….. no, Thanksgiving Thursday. I know this subject is a little out of character for my blog but I felt the need to share. I have been Black Friday Shopping in the past, but this is the first year I went to Walmart Thursday after dinner. It was a scramble to get through dinner , dessert and put away the leftovers so we could head to the store. We went out to the car, it was warm , no snow and it was still daylight. Shortly after we arrived at the store ,we each went a different direction to obtain a wristband for our desired items. Now we have another forty-five minutes until we can start filling our carts so we just start visiting with random strangers while we wait. 6 PM and we’re off , back to the place we started to trade our wristband for the item. Now I can’t see over my cart since it is full of two televisions. I headed back around to pick up a few more items squeezing through the isles. I made my way to the front to pay and sent that load to the car. I headed back in with a little basket to pick up a few more things. Not having  a cart made getting around much easier.

The point of this story is Walmart and other stores that opened on Thanksgiving have taken a lot of grief for choosing to do so. I want you all to know that my experience was a very positive one. I did not hear a single cross word or complaint from anyone. People were patient with each other and helping each other. The employees seemed super excited to be there , a lot of them in our area need that overtime to afford their own holiday shopping. Maybe this was a fluke or the result of everyone being in a Turkey comma. Maybe it’s because they just finished a day of feeling Thankful, whatever it is I think it will be our ” New Tradition.”


About Atouristlife

I have moved a lot in my lifetime. I also love cars, so loving travel is logical. My first attempt at being my own travel agent came after an exasperating experience in 2001. I had booked a Disney Vacation Package it was to be our first far away vacation as a family and my children’s first visit to Disney World. Through our travel agent I made the arrangements which included a direct flight, transportation, and our hotel with trip insurance. We were scheduled to fly out in November 2001 but then September 11th happened and that changed everything. First there were a lot of air restrictions besides being afraid to travel. I made some calls to see what would happen and found out the flights would be changed. The regulations no longer allowed for any direct flights due to concerns of hijacking and carrying too much fuel. I called the travel agent to cancel and was told the insurance did not cover that type of cancellation. I was furious. What was the point of paying for the Insurance? I was told we could possibly call the airlines for a credit and drive, which was not an option. After weeks of worrying we made the trip. The flight originally was 4hrs but now took 21 hrs but we had a great time. From then on I am the only one in charge of my travel arrangements. Insurance is still a very smart purchase as long as you are educated on what it covers and choose the best option for you. One size does not fit all, I am here to help you make the best informed decisions to benefit your lifestyle and budget , contact me today. Check out my Disney Quick Tips and many other adventures.

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