That is one of those questions that haunted me for years, along with things like-Who is crazy enough to do that? How many people would actually show up at one of those? Would it me worth it?
Well, now I know the answer…
My sister Krista convinced me to go the the Black Friday sales at the Gilroy outlets this year, and yes, they start at midnight. Krista can talk me into just about anything. I mean, if my needs-12 hrs-of-sleep sister could do this, so could I. And what if I didn’t go and I truly missed out on something wonderful? Some Ann Taylor blowout sale could be happening that I would miss just because I wanted sleep.
So I went.
Along with the thousands, yes thousands, of other crazy people. There was no parking, there were lines in front of most stores (they were limiting the number of people in a store at one time), I hear the traffic on the freeway was horrible and there were people all over the place. Never would I have imagined that so many people would want to go to Gilroy at midnight!
Was it worth it? Yeah, one time. Ann Taylor was packed and I stood in line there for at least 45 minutes, but I got the cashmere sweater I have been hoping to buy. I also had plenty of time to chat with the two girls behind me-they had plenty of entertaining stories about their day and their life. I got to see a couple of would-be line hoppers get caught by the people around them.
But after a couple of hours of this craziness, I was totally exhausted and my body started to shut down, and I felt sick, and I just wanted to be in bed…
It was an experience!