Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

I got up at 3:00 this morning to hit the sales. Kohls opened at 4:00 and I wanted to get a few hot items. While I was standing in line I started talking to the lady behind me. I asked her what she was going to get and she told me that she didn't know, she was only there because she had to get up to feed her baby and she couldn't go back to sleep. We talked for a bit longer and she asked what I was there for. Part of me didn't want to tell her because I didn't want to her to grab what I wanted, but I told her. She said, "Oh yeah. I am interested in those too."

When the time to open the doors finally arrived, we all made our dash to the gifts we wanted to get. I looked up and there was this lady with two of the cameras I had hoped to get coming toward me. She told me, "There were a lot of people grabbing these, so I took two to make sure you got one. I was so surprised. I told her thank you and went away with a happy heart.

The man two people in front of me had found out that the "more mature" woman next to him wanted to get a digital camcorder. He went inside the store and started running. He grabbed a camcorder for her and came back just to give it to her. Then he went and did his shopping.

I was so impressed at the way these two strangers wanted to help others. They really got out of the "me, me, me" concept and were looking for ways to enrich the lives of those around them. I have never gotten up early and stood in line on black Friday, but if it is like this and can renew my faith in humanity, I might have to go again.

1 comment:

mommaquincy said...

I've never had anything but nice people to be around on Black Friday. Its hard to believe that people are getting trampled and fighting each other some places.