Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Thursday night was Black Friday; the day when American consumerism is manifested in winding lines of freezing people outside retail stores at ungodly hours of the morning. After spending the day cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinner, hundreds and thousands of people bundle up and wait for *hours* for their favorite store to open and rush into the organized maze of material goods in a frenzied race to find the best bargains.

My friends and I weren’t outside waiting to empty our bank-accounts, instead we arrived armed with coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider, brownies, cookies, muffins and more. As those cold, bored people waited in line at 1, 2 and 3:00 in the morning, we sold them our deliciously warm goods. Steaming cups of caffeinated happiness. Individually wrapped chocolate packages of joy.

It was awesome. They loved us and we raised almost $200!! What a great way to fundraise, right? One dear soul in our group brought a propane heater, so during a baked-goods lull, we’d crowd around it, warming our hands and bursting with laughter. At 2am!!

It was a great Black Friday.

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