I was up at 3:00 a.m. on Black Friday. My friend had asked me several times if I wanted to go and I couldn't make up my mind whether I wanted to sleep or shop. The last time she called was 9:00 on Thanksgiving night so I said sure, if she'd come pick me up.
We got to Kohl's at 4:00 a.m. The parking lot was full, and so was the store, but I managed to get a purse I'd had my eye on for my mother as well as some other gifts. We did have to wait in line for about an hour to check out, but I was having fun with my friend. I picked up more stuff as the line wound around the store so I ended up with quite a haul.
I was interviewed by a reporter with the local paper when I slipped outside for a smoke. When I read the article online this morning I laughed out loud to see that my friend and I have been "shoping" together since 1973. That's a lot of "shoping." What I'd told the reporter is that we'd been friends since 1973.