Piper Opinion: Stay sane on Black Friday
November 23, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Lauren Murphy
Thanksgiving is an American tradition that celebrates the Indians and the Pilgrims. Black Friday is a day for consumers to celebrate capitalism and great sales. That said, shopping can be stressful.
Looking at Black Friday ads is a tradition in my family. One of the best things I’ve learned is to plan out where to go and what to get. The temptation to buy things just because they’re on sale is hard to resist.
One thing to remember during shopping, especially during sales like Black Friday, is to not go over budget. Although the temptation to splurge and “treat yourself” is hard to resist, it’s also hard to have sleep for dinner because the money that would’ve bought shoes went to a shiny, new, toy.
Standing in line all night to be there when the stores first open is not my idea of a good time, having some who isn’t participating in the days festivities to bring food and coffee is a good way to fight the cold.
Go with someone else. It can be unnerving trying to fight through the crowds alone. Having someone to watch the cart, or even help grab things off shelves in the frenzy of frantic shoppers can help keep the day sane.
Finally, end your day with a food. Eating after a long day of walking, shoving, and shopping, will help stabilize blood pressure and refuel for round too if all the shopping isn’t done yet.