Thanksgiving Day! And Thanksgiving Day Sales :)
Trip Start Nov 06, 2009
24Trip End Nov 30, 2009
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For the famous Thanksgiving Day Sales, we decided to go to Toys R Us first which opened at 12am, but when we (Fred, Janine & I) got there, there was a huge line that went all the way along the building, down the footpath and around the parking lot – so we gave up on that and went to Walmart instead and got some of the things that were at Toys R Us at the same prices by showing checkout girl the brochure price for Toys R Us!
By the time we got back to Janine's place it was 3am, and decided to stay awake and then hi Walmart/Target & Toys R Us simultaneously – Janine had to go to Target to get something, Fred had to go back to Toys R Us to get something, and I volunteered to brave Walmart to get Janine's girls some motorised bikes that were a huge bargain at only $50. By the time Janine and I found the aisle that had the bikes, quite a few people were standing by the pallets which they were stacked on and had claimed 'x' amount for themselves. Janine found a nice young guy and his girlfriend who said that would save us one, and at 4.40am there was a sudden and unexpected mass exodus to grab these huge boxes off the pallet (the security guard was yelling that you couldn't take the bikes off the pallet off until 5am – but nobody listened to him) so I managed to manhandle one in the trolley, andthen put my hand on another until the security guard had calmed down and I could wheel it away from his watchful eye. By then 100's and 100's of people had flooded the aisles of Walmart and I was like a poor salmon swimming upstream – an extremely bulky salmon who couldn't see too well because of the piled high trolly – trying to collect a few other goodies, but just amazing how quickly the specials were stripped off the shelf. Spent ages in a line to the checkout, so didn't actually get to leave Walmart to the sun was rising at 6.30! After a couple more shops we staggered home at about 8am.
Hopefully today we'll get a Nana-nap in!