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Aside from all the Black Friday and weekend chaos, has anyone ran into workers who have had positive experiences on Black Friday?
My wife and I slept in on Friday morning for a bit (as opposed to getting up at 5 am to go shopping). Office Max had a 32 GB flash drive for $10 but were sold out of them. We looked around at K Mart, I got my hair styled differently (never have by a stylist before), then we went to The Original Pancake House. I always like to engage the waiters & waitresses in conversation as I'm sure they're tired of demanding customers. The waitress we had said that the customers that got the deals they wanted would be friendly to her and overtip, while the shoppers who didn't get what they wanted took out their frustrations on the staff. The waitress seemed happy to talk to us though.
After that we did go out to Radio Shack and they had a good amount of the 32 GB flash drives in stock. The sales staff seemed generally happy and in a good mood, despite having to be there so early. I asked one salesperson, "So what unGodly hour did you have to be here today?", and he explained jokingly with stress in his eyes.
I asked the same for the friendly staff at the Depot of Home, and they seemed content. Overall, iether the amount of traffic wasn't as as bad as they thought and the stores still made out like bandits, or they had reasonable and calm customers who simply looked for another deal and were not so pissy.
Anyone else have unexpectedly happy days on Black Friday?