Making a "mess," & "pokie, pokie, pokies!"
Let's really get messy!
That would be me and my sister, Joanna. We are CRAZY! We spend hours viewing the "Black Friday" sales ads, make lists after lists of items we want, re-view the ads, re-make our lists...we do this EVERY YEAR. Our first year of Black Friday shopping (2001) was the most fun: Carly joined us and we three girls convinced Jed to join us as our driver (of the Mazda Protege') and we sped through Provo/Orem picking up things left & right.This year Jo & I focused on Shopko's 5am sale. Jo picked me up at 4am and we waited in line outside Shopko's doors for an hour, making our game-plan and listing who was going to get what. Shopko was so well organized: they had a map of the store showing where the big-ticket items were located, and had several employees with scanners for price checks (they carried RED balloons with them so they were easy to spot). They had someone guiding the customers through the waiting line for check-out and EVERY register was open. They even had complimentary hot chocolate for us while we waited outside for the store to open.