Black Friday is nearly upon us. With the busiest shopping day of the year just one short week away, we thought we’d impart some safety advice on all of our readers who are brave enough to go out bargain-hunting on Black Friday.
Price-tag-crazed shoppers aren’t always paying attention to their driving habits like they should be. It’s early in the morning, the traffic is an added obstacle, and parking lots are full to the brim What can you do to combat the Black Friday craziness?
Protect yourself. Try to park in a well-lit area if at all possible. Shoppers aren’t the only people that wait anxiously for Black Friday. Car burglaries are not uncommon as many thieves anticipate people leaving shopping bags in their cars in packed parking lots, so try to park around other cars, and avoid dark, lonesome corners.
Hide your spoils. Nothing is more tempting for a crook than seeing a bunch of shopping bags propped up nicely for display on your backseat by the window. Bring a blanket or extra coats along, and try to stow away your shopping bags on the floor where you can cover them. Out of sight, out of mind.
Remember that patience is a virtue. There will be elbows. There will be line-cutters. There will be parking-spot-stealers. There will be inconsiderate people. Brace yourself for it, and take some deep breaths. Everyone has the same goal—putting excellent discounted presents under the tree. So fake a smile, go the speed limit, proceed with extreme caution in parking lots, and keep your cool.
One more week, folks! Are you ready for Black Friday?