Saturday, November 26, 2011

TIL it just ain't that serious...

I've been has been entirely too long since I posted last. But you know how it is around the holidays; it seems like there is never enough time. I'm a sucker for this time of year - I start getting excited right around Halloween, and I'm usually in that dreamy, holiday mood until Christmas is over. Every year since I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, I've been going Black Friday shopping. One year I actually spent the night in Wal-Mart Thanksgiving night - yeah, I'm one of those. (Although that year I was keeping a dear friend of mine company while she waited for a camera her father - who was unable to make it out as he had just been diagnosed with cancer and had had a particularly draining round of chemo. So I think that was well worth my time.) This year though I started thinking it might just not be worth it any more. I was at my hometown Wal-Mart in a very small Southern town, so I figured I might have a pretty good chance at the 16" bike I wanted for my oldest daughter. Oh boy I was wrong. I have never seen so many people crammed into that Wal-Mart. Turns out, that Wal-Mart didn't have any of the 16" girls bikes, but I do have this gem to share with you. As I was inching my way down one of the main aisles I overheard two Wal-Mart associates talking. Apparently a man had informed the crowd that he was getting three boys' bikes, and he didn't care if he had to cut someone to do it. Of course the police were called to come and stand next to the man (who as it turns out only had a pocket knife - not that I'd want to be cut with a pocket knife either, but I mean, hey) until time to unwrap the bikes. The second associate's response: "Man, I mean, it just ain't that serious." Priceless.

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