Menards Black Friday 2016

As I've done in the past, this year, I went out early in the morning on Black Friday.   And I went to my favorite store:  Menards.  Yes.  That's right.  I'm guilty.  I was up and out of the house before six am and stood in lines for junk at Menards.  With all of these people.

I wrote about my Black Friday experiences before here on the blog.

I was a total zoo.  This is at the new Menards in Melrose Park, so it was the first time I've done Black Friday there, but it was more packed and the people were more aggressive than I've seen in year's past.  By the time I entered the store, all the shopping carts were gone and it was Lord of The Flies time.  People were grabbing garbage cans, buckets and even big cardboard boxes (see the woman in front of me in the line in the photo above with a big box) and jamming all the junk that Menards was peddling in them.

The biggest sellers?  It seemed that there was yelling and screaming and huge crowds around some silly emoji pillows, a little stuff unicorn and some copper frying pans.  The tools and the dog stuff?  Much calmer crowd.  I ended up scoring a $2.99 dog bed, one of those frying pans and some coloring books for the kids.  All must haves, right?

Do I go to Black Friday for the deals?  Well....kinda.  But I also go for the circus.  And to be a part of it in some small way.  I always say that this year will be the last, but I know I'll be at Menards again next year on Black Friday.  Looking for more junk.  And taking it all in.


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