The grand Black Friday sale has been the talk of the town these days. Even if you haven’t actively been a part of the retail madness, you surely must have heard about it. A spike in the Google search for it is proof of it. From the social media fights over the blackness or whiteness of this day to the actual sale itself, it is safe to say that us Pakistanis, who have an inherent talent to go all out, haven’t disappointed this time in the least. The one primal instinct that unearthed itself during the course of this shopping event was: SURVIVAL.
Yes folks, this Black Friday sale in Pakistan was indeed the survival of the fittest.
But you never listen, do you? You went ahead and jumped into battle anyway.
Let’s see how that went.
It all began when you started receiving those SMS, emails and social media updates on “The Biggest Sale of the Year”.
Nothing gets us excited like that four letter word: SALE.
But there was confusion about what this Black Friday actually is…
For those of you who don’t know, Black Friday is a shopping day and also an unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season where retailers offer big promotional discounts.
Your reaction as soon as you found out what it is and heard the D-word
D-word = DISCOUNT, relax you pervs.
Brands on social media be like
Aunties at home be like
Then the countdown began
and we waited with bated breath, taking a day off from school/university/office.
And so, you prepared for battle
All year round, you can’t be bothered to hit the gym or start working out. Nothing like a good ol’ Black Friday Sale to get us up and going.
And your mom chose that exact moment to enter the world of online shopping
You gathered your crew and left, ready to wipe the shelves clean
You arrived at the mall and realized the odds were not in your favor
The doors of the retail shops opened and it went something like this
Dost dost na raha, pyaar pyaar na raha
When a brand announced 85% off
Becharay retail employees
When your sister spotted the perfect piece and told you to make a run for it
But it was too late
Somebody got there before you did.
When you and another shopper grabbed the same item and a staring contest began
…and you very politely told them to back down
When you went around trying stuff you didn’t need but who says no to a discount?
When you grabbed the last pretty item on the rack before your fellow enemy shopper
and didn’t gloat AT ALL
When the retail worker had the audacity to tell you they are out of your size
When your fathers/brothers/drivers waited outside while you shopped like there was no tomorrow
When a fellow enemy shopper tried to push past you
but Karma happened
When the cashier told you your credit/debit card isn’t working
When you didn’t bother going early and all the good stuff got sold out
When you spotted exactly what you were looking for in the madness
When you walked away unscathed from the battlefield aka shopping mall
When you celebrated surviving Black Friday with those who matter
On your way back home, laden with brand new bling, you realized the amount you’ve actually spent
How did your black Friday go?
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