|Long Shopping Day|
November 29, 2003
the Friday after Thanksgiving, I accompanied Linda on her early morning
Best Buy since Albert can't hang in with the shopping stuff.
Then later in the morning we eventually made it to Gilroy.
He thought we were insane for getting out so early to shop and he was
right. But we did appreciate the coffee he prepared with the timer
on the coffee machine.
and lots of people watching for amusement all day long. That
is after all the main purpose of being out the day after Thanksgiving as
the behavior of shoppers looking for a discount can be quite a sight.
Waiting outside the Best Buy at 3:30am was definitely a unique
experience. I'm not really sure what is the best way to explain
the ATM guy and some of the other losers....I mean characters in line.
Maybe you can get Linda to tell you. I do know we were
better off at Best Buy than Linda's friend at Wal-Mart. We did see
a few people running into Best Buy knocking things over with a shopping
cart, but over at Wal-Mart Linda's friend reported that her friend was
knocked down by a shopping cart during the insanity. I thought it
was suppose to be the prices falling down, not the customers.
Wal-Mart definitely attracts a different demographic.
it interesting that day on how the outlet attracted brand loyalty.
The Gap Outlet was insanely crowded with wall-to-wall foot traffic and what
looked like a 20 minute wait in line. Meanwhile the J. Crew Outlet
looked to have a near empty store with about 20 people at most and a
short line at the register. Not a good sign for the Crew.
Can I just say, the outlet shoppers are a bunch of slobs dropping
clothes all over the place. Well, actually so were the Best Buy
customers after the store opened as I did mention earlier some people
ran through the store knocking down DVDs along the way.
Watching Linda try to describe Milli Vinilli to the 20 something
girl at the music store with old CDs was a hilarious moment. Yes
they were famous; after all they did win a Grammy albeit one that
was taken back. The girl must have thought we were
smoking something funny trying to find a CD by guys who
lip-synched their music and were popular. Yeah, we pretty
much established we were not the young ones anymore. We stopped by
many of the other stores but I didn't necessarily find items worth
buying. I did however leave Linda on her own for the
tupperware store and the Bath & Body Store. That's
just too much of that lotion smell in one place. I
can't walk into one of those bath and body stores without being bothered
by the too many fruity smells.
year of Christmas shopping is almost done. Now to see if Fry's has
any geeky tech toys on sale.