Friday, November 28, 2008

Channel 4 and Black Friday

So after the Thanksgiving hoopla Adam and I returned home and - oh I just got a great idea! I should refer to him as Mr. Lexi so as not to give away his name, AND it's clever! - anyhow, where was I?

Ah yes! Mr. Lexi and I were home and we decided to open up the box that held the perfect fake tree we bought from Kmart last week. And we open it... and it had multicolored lights, when I specifically required white lights! The box had a picture of a tree with white lights on it! As luck would have it, we, having nothing better to do at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and me, in a heated panic over a Christmas tragedy, headed to Kmart to return the sucker. Did you know they're always open on Thanksgiving?

They took the tree back and refunded us which is great since we're dopes who don't keep receipts. And they didn't have any trees with white lights that I liked in stock. So as we turned to leave, Channel 4 news showed up asking Mr. Lexi for an interview. He agrees, and they ask him if the economic downturn has affected his holiday spending habits. Mr. Lexi, in all seriousness answers that it absolutely has and solemnly says that changes have to be made and times are tough, etc. etc. Meanwhile, I'm behind him shaking my head and mouthing no, absolutely not, we're still shopping... you know, hamming it up. On our way home, he's so pleased with himself about his interview and his impending fame, when I tell him about my antics behind him. He gets very distraught and says I stole his thunder!

We made it on the 11 o'clock news and managed to TiVo it for all to see at our housewarming party this weekend. Mr. Lexi now wants to get into acting. He enjoys his fame.

Every year I swear off going into the massive crowds that plague Black Friday. And somehow, every year I find a reason to go to at least one store on this day. We went to a nearby shopping megacenter and it was packed to the brim- no sign of economic hardships here. We nixed the idea and went to lunch instead. Later, in my boredom I headed back out to Lowe's where I snagged a divine tree. It was the last one. It had clear lights. Someone in the distance was eyeing it. It was 25% off, today only. So I spent an obscene amount of money on the most beautiful dream Christmas Faux tree ever. And I'm pleased as pie that I did! :-)

And my cashmere sweater came in today. In the wrong color! How hard is this people?!

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