There is something polarizing about Black Friday shopping. You can’t talk about it without getting a definite reaction. People can’t see the point of staying out all night or waking up early to save a little money. I’ve heard that the deals aren’t worth the hassle. Others, feel that it’s inappropriate to contribute to a tradition that pulls people away from their families on a holiday to work. I see all sides to this argument, but I ultimately decided my small contribution won’t make or break Black Friday.
My personal feeling towards staying up to shop has changed in recent years. I used to think everyone who would join in such an exhausting tradition was crazy, then I tried it. It’s now something I’ve come to look forward to each year. My favorite part isn’t buying lots of gifts, which can be tiring. Sitting for six hours bundled up with my family and friends waiting to get a free gift card . We get to catch up on everything that seems to get forgotten in the day-to-day bustle of life. For me, the tradition is about quality time and I can’t wait for it to get here!