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Guests ducking out for Black Friday (Thursday?!) shopping


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Guests ducking out for Black Friday (Thursday?!) shopping

Kontxesi | Nov 25, 2013 06:26 AM

Thanksgiving has been scheduled since October 30th. Show up around 4:00, eat at 5:00, hang out and play cards and what-not. Most folks are having dinner at their in-laws and what-not earlier in the day and then coming to our house.

Well, my boyfriend's parents came to dinner on Saturday and she was going on and on about all of the things she was going to buy for her grandson on Black Friday at Wal-Mart. Okay, cool. She's always been a Black Friday shark, while I've never given a hoot about it.

Then she mentioned that they are actually starting at 6:00PM on Thursday, and the things she wants to get will only be that price from 6-8 that day. My brain started to melt at that point, but I did work out that to be able to be in line to maybe get that TV she wants when the doors open, she'd have to be there well before 5:00.... She asked us to "hold (her) a plate."

Now, I haven't heard anything, but I have the feeling that when her sisters find out she's going, they'll all want to go too. That will take about half of the guests.

I'm really not sure how to handle it. Part of me just wants to cancel the whole thing and go out for Chinese. Can't move it up, as it will then conflict with the other dinners people are attending.

Is anyone else experiencing grief over the ever-earlier shopping madness?

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