Thank goodness my boys are grown now. It was not long ago that I used to venture out and head to Toys R Us.
Pandemonium personified is what we went through...in a matter of hours, toys scattered all over the aisles, incessantly crying and tantrum throwing kids, sales personnel who needed constant injections of Pheno-barbital (do you have any in stock? no, yes, maybe, I don't know, come back tomorrow, etc.)...and lines at the register which backed up into the aisles. 8O
So, no more "Black Friday" shopping trips. I can easily manage spreading my shopping out over the next few weeks. with good planning, I won't be out there on the 18th or the 23rd (other statistically nutty days for shopping).