Even in our modern times, Black Friday is hectic, busy, and a whole lot of work. Now imagine all of those frantic shoppers trying to spend big bucks on TVs and laptops and Bluetooth speakers or whatever the hot item is, and not being able to swipe credit cards or scan product numbers. All it took was three hours of this kind of madness before the worker decided it was going to be the last time he or she worked on Black Friday.
No doubt the shoppers at the store weren’t pleased about this either, but it was either that or try to go to a different store, after all that time shopping in the crush of Black Friday.
And Good Riddance!
For this kind of gifting shopper, it wasn't the shopping experience that was the issue, it was the wait beforehand. Black Friday is at the tail end of November, and as such there are lots of places around the world that feature low temperatures, rain, sleet, or even snow, and this lady had to deal with all of it so she could get the year's big-ticket item for her boyfriend, who definitely did not appreciate everything she had sacrificed to get it.
He then turned around for a quick bundle of cash, and she dropped him just as quickly.
When Did This Story Take Place? 1980?
For some reason not only was there a little old lady who needed something to tune, so too did a teenage boy, who feasibly had access to things like the internet and podcasts. Maybe this story took place a little bit in the past since there are so many other ways to listen to the actual radio waves.
Another part of this story that makes us sit up is the reversal – we'd expect the little old lady to snag a new radio for listening while she baked cookies for the grandkids, and have a tough young teen sucker punch her. Instead, it was the other way around.
The Two-Person Tactic
She's crafty, that one. On the other hand, it's still a pretty underhanded tactic, especially since a five-year-old shouldn't really be left alone, especially while shopping on a Black Friday. Still, we have to give some props to the kid for playing his part just as it was written.
In the meantime, the mom picked all of the best out of fellow shoppers' carts and off the shelves. We don't know at all if the mom suffered anything for this, but we also hope that she realized this is the sort of thing she should be embarrassed by.
Are Those Things Cheaper on Black Friday, Too?
This guy went from trying to pilfer a bit of tech to ending up in the slammer for a number of reasons. Why he would join the busiest day of the shopping season with those other items in tow is a question we're not going to be able to accurately answer, but safe to say this guy wasn't really thinking on all cylinders. Not just an illegal weapon, and not just super illegal drugs, but BOTH.
We all want those fancy speakers, my guy. Spend the money like the rest of us, and leave that extra stuff in the car.