Thursday, December 6, 2012

Drawn to Life: Black Friday

This year, I thought it might be fun to go to Black Friday at Walmart—not to buy anything, just to witness the chaos firsthand. I expected unruly crowds, but it was so much worse. It bordered on anarchy.

I was barely able to maneuver through the masses, so I edged myself into a corner and proceeded to observe the confusion unfold. As I watched, I took note of what different people had in their shopping carts. Then I created names and personas for them in my head.

Here's a sampling of the people I encountered.

bfDUSTIN 

bfjacob 

bfjazmin

bfmomo 

bfroslyn 

bftimbo 

bfdillon 

bfbird 

bfmischa 

bfgene

I had a difficult time wrapping my head around Gene. He really had a Friends sweatshirt on. I like to imagine he's never actually seen Friends, but when he found the sweatshirt he though, "What a nice sweatshirt. Everyone needs friends. I'm going to purchase this lovely sweatshirt."

Special thanks to Kristin for allowing me to use her format on this post!