Black Friday is a day synonymous with the craziness of the American consumer. Lines stretching hundreds of yards outside of every Walmart across the nation signal the coming of the Christmas season. Many Americans dread this time of year as they prepare to pack on pounds, max out credit cards on a number of random gifts, and pretend to enjoy the company of in-laws.
When preparing to partake in the tradition of Black Friday, one must always formulate a plan to battle the hundreds of other Christmas-crazed citizens. There are safety concerns to be considered during these trying times. You have probably seen those videos on the internet of shoppers stepping over and shoving each other in order to beat the crowds to the newest electronics of the season. Do not allow yourself to be the most viewed video on Youtube the day after Black Friday. Be sure to wear some comfortable running shoes if you are one of these people. A pair of non-slip kicks should help in case you are running through a food and drink aisle where someone dropped a gallon of water as a way of deterring or slowing down their rivals.
You will also want to bring one or two people with you. Spreading out and covering more ground quicker in the store will allow you to hit all of, if not most of, the items you have on your list and they may just save you from vicious attackers attempting to pry that new iPhone from your hands as you make your way to the checkout line. And lastly, you will want to grab some of these Groupon coupons for Kmart beforehand in order to take full advantage of savings. Any savings will be needed for pricey hospital bills should you become one of the unfortunate souls unlucky enough to find themselves at the bottom of a stampede of rowdy customers. If so, you may want to consider sticking to online shopping in the future during this time of the year. It might just save your life.