Extreme People Watching

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  • Topic: Target Corporation, Black Friday, Christmas and holiday season
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Extreme People Watching
When I first heard about this assignment I wasn’t sure what I was going to write it about. The possibilities seemed endless, and the door seemed wide open. Instead of doing something elaborate like acting pregnant or something of that sort, I decided to go the easier route: people watching. Simply watching people go about their days in a public place, like Wal-Mart or Target, is fascinating. To spice up this project Christian and I decided to people watch on none other than the famous Black Friday. This provided us with many funny stories, and good details. It took people watching to an all new extreme that was perfect for the purpose of this paper.

Black Friday isn’t a legitimate holiday, but with how it’s celebrated in America, it might as well be. This day is also known as the day after Thanksgiving where thousands of stores mark their prices down, marking the beginning of holiday shopping season. Everybody wants to score a good deal, right? Of course, but people across the country go nuts for this date. Stores open at midnight, and even on Thanksgiving night, while people wait hours outside the doors, desiring to be the firsts to get their hands on these deals. Personally, neither Christian nor I have ever gone Black Friday shopping. Neither of us thinks all the trouble is really that worth it. Our plan was simple: stay up on Thanksgiving night, and wait for Target and Wal-Mart to open. We weren’t there super early, so we didn’t get a good spot in line, but that’s beside the point. There were hundreds of bundled bodies lined up on the side of Wal-Mart waiting for the doors to open. We nestled our way into the line and waited. We waited, waited, and waited. Finally an employee announced that they’d be opening the doors in five minutes. Everyone stood up, anxious for the line to start moving. Five minutes went by quickly and the doors were finally open. Once the doors were unlocked, mass chaos broke out in the line. People were...
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