Black Friday Shopping On The Beach
Black Friday shopping on the beach is entirely laid back
Black Friday shopping on the beach is about as intense as watching old men nap in the sun. There is no craziness on the Florida beaches. This is why we live here in Paradise. Who wants to put up with the lunacy that goes on the day after Thanksgiving?
Listen to some of the stories I heard this year: Hundreds of people braved all-night low wind-chill factors in the Midwest just to make sure they were going to be the first in the door for several huge "box stores."
In Los Angeles, a woman sprayed pepper spray on other shoppers to gain an advantage in carting off the best bargains.
Outside a Walmart In San Leandro, California a man was shot by robbers wanting to separate him from his newly purchased items.
At a Walmart in Kinston, North Carolina, off-duty police officers used pepper spray to subdue an unruly crowd that wanted to get their hands on electronic sales items...before the sale was even started.
In Soho, NY there was a reported smash-and-grab looting at a clothing store prior to the official opening of the Black Friday sale.
This is the kind of nuttiness we came to the Florida beaches to get away from. I'm sure there was some stressful crowds over in Tampa and even in St Petersburg, but you can be sure that idiocy was the farthest thing from our minds here on beautiful Treasure island.
Black Friday shopping on the beach means rolling out of bed a bit later, here, instead of three hours before daybreak like those people who get in fist-fights at K-Mart.
Let me show you what our Black Friday looked like.
Black Friday shopping on the beach in pictures