Black Friday, May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
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Black Friday, May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Six ways Black Friday and "The Hunger Games" are similar.

Black Friday, May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
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Black Friday is swiftly approaching. That day where crazed shoppers make winding lines outside the store of their choice for hours and hours. As much as I love a good deal on a 60-inch TV or new kitchen appliances, I have to put my foot down on this insane shopping chaos that occurs after Thanksgiving. Maybe I have been scarred from a past experience thanks to my mom and Target, but every year this holiday tradition seems to become more and more aggressive. People throwing punches, stampedes of shoppers trampling the fallen; this thing has literally become "The Hunger Games." No wonder the movies come out in November – they are getting everyone in the mood to fight to the death for the best sale. So for your enjoyment, here is how "The Hunger Games" and Black Friday compare to each other in similarities.

1. You spend hours and hours preparing, going through store flyers, preparing the best route to get in and out of the store in one piece and finding strengths that would best benefit you the day of.

2. While you are preparing to enter those doors, you scope out your competition. The college kids who are used to all nighters and rallying, the soccer moms (you never know what's hiding in their purse) and the newlyweds who just bought a house who are after the same washing machine as you.

3. Racing for survival to grab the best stuff when you first enter the store.

4. Having to leave behind the person you came with on this mission, because you got separated in the sea of chaos.

4. Fighting over the last Samsung 55-inch LED SmartTV with the grandma who wants to give it as a Christmas gift to her favorite grandchild.

6. When you walk out of the store #winning with your brand new TV.

May this Black Friday be ever in your favors, you brave shoppers.

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