|For those of you who don’t know me, shopping is one of my least favorite things to do. I would rather have a root canal without benefit of anesthesia.
However, my 20-year-old daughter, Allie, has been pressing me for a flat screen television for Christmas. During Thanksgiving dinner, somewhere between the second serving of my Grandmother’s secret stuffing recipe and the pumpkin pie, I agreed to go to Best Buy on Friday morning—wake-up call at 3:00 am.
So there we were at 3:30 am, standing in a parking lot in a turkey induced coma. I was hoping no one would see me but just then the Best Buy manager said, “Dan, what are you doing here?”
First of all, as Chamber president, it is my job to help stimulate the economy. This year it means I will stand at a voting precinct for 12 hours to defeat Amendment 4 and I will shop until I drop on Black Friday with Allie.
While I will never get up that early to shop again, I admit it was fun talking to my daughter while waiting in line for over one hour. We were both pleased with the sales prices we were able to get even though we might have been able to get them online or after the sun rose.
We will never forget our conversation in the Best Buy parking lot or the high fives as we loaded her new 42-inch plasma TV into the car—at least I won’t.