black friday shopping

November 24, 2008

Some of my most clumsy days have been on Black Friday, the shopping holiday of the year. Anyone who shops on the day after Thanksgiving is asking for it.

That doesn’t stop truly devoted shoppers from going.

For the past four years, I have bought a paper on Thanksgiving, sorted through every ad twice with my cousin, Sarah, only to wake up the next morning at 2 a.m. and race to our first store of choice.

I always check out the Black Friday site to get excited about the day — it has some deals that you can get from the comfort of your own home, rather than toughing it out at 2 a.m. in front of Target to get that free hand mixer. It allows you to search through ads and create a personalized shopping list.

After multiple injuries over the past few years due to car doors, freezing temperatures and seriously crazy shoppers (just like in the movies), I decided to search for common safety tips that might make the morning to smoother. I found this really simple, common sense list of tips I would never have thought of.