Jesus. I barely made it out alive.
I worked the late shift on last year's "Black Friday," so I did not get the full craziness that the morning hours entail. Well, I got a full blast of it last Friday.
Seeing as how I was one of the only people that knew Layaway, guess where I got stuck. Yep. I did $18,500 in layaway sales, (that's the the total dollar amount of stuff people put on layaway) from 5 a.m. - 1 p.m. It was insane. Between the three of us, we did $40,000 in half a day. And it kept on going all night. I think someone from the office said that we have nearly half a million in merchandise on layaway right now.
Wal-Mart had these really super cheap Packard-Bell computers on sale for $398 and some laptops for $400-something. You would have thought these crappy computers were the second coming of Christ. People were rioting back in Electronics and I heard managers screaming over the radio to call a sheriff's deputy. Some woman in a rush for a computer knocked over a toddler, and two other women got in a fight over a portable DVD player.
HELLO! If you get a portable DVD player for $68, IT ISN'T GOING TO LAST THAT LONG ANYWAY!
We have hit the Christmas season at full blast.