This week’s Fandom 5 post is all about Black Friday. While the original post is “5 purchases I’d sacrifice a night of sleep for”, I’m going to change it up a bit.
Guys, I need to admit something: I hate Black Friday shopping.
I know, I know. I just can’t help it. I just hate it. I know what you’re thinking:
…but seriously, Black Friday is the worst. Not even touching the painful irony of having a day devoted to consumerism immediately following a day reserved for gratefulness, I just have zero desire to camp out for big Black Friday sales, or be trampled in the maddening crowds that surge around the doors of Target at ungodly hours of the morning. So for my Fandom Friday, I’m going to offer my 5 reasons why I’d rather do just about anything else but shop on Black Friday.
1. So. Many. People.
It doesn’t matter if you are the most outgoing extrovert in the world. Black Friday means giant, maddening crowds and huge lines, even if you choose to go shopping at a more normal hour of the day. If you do decide to camp out somewhere? You have to chill outside of a store, in the cold, and hold your own in the Hunger Games-style shopping experience when the store finally opens its doors. Yeah, no thanks.
Instead of trampling your fellow man in a store, why not head over to a movie? There are always great holiday releases, and in the case of this Thanksgiving, there was even a special release of a Star Wars teaser trailer. Seeing a movie is way more fun than harsh lighting, long lines, angry fellow shoppers, and maddening crowds on Black Friday.
3. Good TV
There’s almost always a killer marathon or movie premiering on Black Friday (for instance, BBC America is doing an Orphan Black Friday marathon this year). Great TV plus some awesome leftovers makes for a pretty amazing day off. Even better, you don’t have to spend any money, which is always a plus. Speaking of leftovers…
4. The Food Is Better at Home
Unless you didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, chances are you’ve got some pretty amazing leftovers sitting in your fridge right now, and those leftovers will certainly trump any sad food court meal you’ll find at the mall. Left over sweet potato casserole, some leftover turkey, and a leftover roll? Don’t mind if I do…
5. Cyber Monday
I get it though, Black Friday can help you knock out items on your Christmas list at a cheaper price than what you’d normally find, and if you’ve got lots of family and friends to buy gifts for, this is huge. Enter Cyber Monday. Made by introverts, for introverts. My biggest reason for skipping the sales on Black Friday? Because I know I can get some sweet deals of my own on the interwebz come Monday.
Are you going to be shopping today, Cyber Monday, or not at all? What are you looking for? Let me know in the comments, be sure to follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see other posts today, and be sure to look at my other Fandom Friday posts!