I hate slow-moving crowds, have never, ever pined for a huge TV, and couldn't identify 2009's must-have holiday toy if my life depended on it. So it shouldn't surprise you to learn that, until last week, I'd never participated in a single Black Friday sale. But this year, Jack and I jumped into the fray. And we weren't alone. According to the early numbers, and a handful of Nesties
, enough people returned to stores that American retailers may finally have reason to be optimistic.
Now I'm not saying that we lined up at 4:30 a.m. and got into a hair-pulling match with a random grandma over the last 60-inch plasma. We're no black belts. After all, this was our very first year. But I will say that Jack and I did our part as good, old-fashioned consumers, plunking down the dough for a brand new washer and dryer. I know! SO exciting. Wait. Is it horribly dorky to be this excited about laundry? Never mind, don't answer that.
This is our first new W/D set ever, and we probably would have waited another month or so, but the deal was just too awesome to pass up. So long, dirty Laundromat. I will not miss listening to one-sided cell phone love spats screamed over the din of multiple off-balance dryers. So long, nasty fluff-n-fold. I will not miss having all of Jack's American Apparel tees stolen out of our laundry bag.
So long (sniffle), so long...What about you guys
? Who Black Friday'ed it? Was it mellow or a madhouse? What did you score?
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