I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that my day started at 3:45 this morning! After only 1.5 hours of sleep, I ventured to Kohl's to try to get my hands on a Kitchen Aid mixer that was on sale. Much to my surprise, the store was WALL TO WALL people. Now, being a person who loves my sleep, I need a pretty good bargain to be willing to get up that early. I decided that a $100 savings was worth it. I was disappointed to find out that all of the mixers were gone by the time I was there at 4:15 (the doors opened at 4:00).
Lindsey and I had a pretty good laugh because it was completely ridiculous that we were up so early and that now we were up for no reason (she came because she wanted an adventure). Amazingly, just as we were getting ready to leave, they brought out one mixer that was found in the back. My trip was not useless after all!
Standing in line (which surprisingly only took about 30 minutes… good work, Kohl's), I met a lady who was carrying about 3 board games. That's all she was getting. I think she probably saved $10.00 or something. I asked her if it was worth it to get up so early. Her answer? "YES!"
I learned a few things about shopping today:
- Don't get in the way of women who see something they want (it's not pretty)
- If you judge people by the way they act at a door buster sale then you probably will think 90% of Americans are jerks
- Men will sacrifice sleep for a good deal (say, $100 off), but they won't waste their time for little deals (say, $2.50 off a board game)
My brother Chris came to town today, and I took him and his exchange student Cem (pronounced Jem) to the "Circle of Lights" festivity in downtown Indy. We saw the African Children's Choir sing with Sandy Patty in addition to several other talent acts. We also saw Santa Claus. Aside from a store in Moscow, this was the most crowded place I've ever been. But it was fun.
All in all, it was a good day.