I hate big pushy crowds when shopping, and for years my budget was so tight that it didn't matter how good the deal was, I couldn't afford anything they were selling on Black Friday. One year, still broke, my husband waited outside for 2 hours for the big toy that was on sale, so we could afford to buy it for our child. They only had 4 and he was 7th in line, so all that time and lack of sleep was wasted. Even now, with our better financial position, it's rare I see a deal on something in our gift-giving price range. So I never shop that day.
BUT, this year I happened to see that the gecko setup we planned to get our oldest daughter was 50% off on Black Friday. I didn't get up for the 6 a.m. opening though. I just figured I would head over after I woke up and see if there were any left. There were! And everything there was super chill, I got to pet some doggies, and on the way home the guy in front of me in line at Starbucks paid for my coffee. So it was a pretty awesome day.
@garli AMAZING. That's really awesome that HR is responsive? Anyways, super glad that life is less stressful for you. :)
@garli GET IT. That's awesome and awe-inspiring.
As for me, these days, I read only Bustle.
@garli "Of the all the planets in all the galaxies, you had to walk on this one."
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Have some empathy, being fired from work for 5 months sounds terrible. Usually it only takes like a 45-minute meeting with HR.
By Tragically Ludicrous on "The cost for each attendee: $4000. And that was after Tracy’s fiancé paid one night for everyone at the W hotel"
God, but weddings fascinate and horrify me.
Dude this job would be PERFECT for me. I love pretending not to see people.
By Jen@twitter on Abstinent Nation
I like reading stuff like this because sometimes it's just good to hear that you aren't the only single person left in the world.
By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)
@garli Seconded. The day I gave up on trying to form a lean-muscle look and just went ahead with bulking up was the day I started enjoying workouts.