happyhomemaker25 Posted November 25, 2011 Share Posted November 25, 2011 We went to Walmart last night at 10p.m. Now, we have this nice quiet little Walmart about 30m from my house and it's never been crowded on Black Friday. We've gone every year for 4 years. We pulled into the parking lot last night and I thought maybe we were at the wrong Walmart. People were parking a mile away, I'm so not kidding! We thought we'd give it the old college try, walked in and literally stalled because you could not move any farther. Turned around and walked out. Went to McDonald's because I'd not eaten anything since lunch and we wanted to see what our little never crowded Target looked like 2 hours before it was supposed to open. Line wrapped around the building! We ate at McDonalds and talked over our Christmas list. There were two things (non electronic) that we knew we were going to save some good money on if we dared go back in. Went back to Walmart and it was waaaay less crowded (I guess people were going to get in line at Target LOL) I did want Epic Mickey and Cars 2 at Walmart so we made our way back to electronics. I checked my watch and I still had 10 minutes until they tore the plastic wrap off the 12a.m. deals. Epic Mickey was hanging out in a full of 12a.m. video games buggy and the sales associate slipped me one. Everyone was lined up in the center with their hands on the stuff wrapped up. Walmart associates at my little never crowded Walmart were lined up behind them with a deer in the headlights look. They never anticipated this. I ran around and asked someone where the Cars 2 DVDs were she grabbed one for me and told me to find a safe place. I. AM. Not. KIDDING. DH and I went down an aisle with Light bulbs and watched the next 30 seconds just happen. They took off the plastic wrap and people started grabbing stuff. I saw a lady get punched for snatching something out of another lady's hand. I saw another one chase someone across the store because she took something out of her buggy. I saw two adults break down sobbing because they could not get the T.V.s they wanted. I saw no one with less than 3 T.V.s in their buggy. I heard shouting and cursing. At one point one of the associates started singing It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas. We grabbed the other three things we wanted from toys and left. Went back to Target where the crowds had thinned a lot. Grabbed the three things we wanted there and stood in check out line for about 15m. Had a nice chat with some employees there who said they never expected the turn out. It's always been so quiet there on Black Friday. Then, the credit card readers started acting up. It was crazy. We had cash for ours so we were in and out. Everyone seemed to be taking it all in stride and I did not see any tempers. Last night I saw things I'd only read about before. Crazy. Dh and I had a good time, even if we did not get a T.V. Dh asked the lady at the Walmart door where his complimentary T.V. was since everyone else had one. She laughed and told us we were the first people she'd seen in half an hour who did not have a T.V. Today we are taking the kids hiking in the woods. I need some time to get over this. :tongue_smilie: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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