I’ve never been very fond of Black Friday. I can’t really pinpoint any one reason, and I don’t really know why in all honesty. Perhaps it’s because I am not a competitive person, because I’d rather sleep after midnight than drive to the mall like a maniac, or because I’ve become more inclined to shop online from the peaceful confines of home (or my smartphone).
One way or another, I simply cannot come to accept the phrase used most often by Black Friday enthusiasts: “It’s really worth it!” Personally, to me it’s not worth sacrificing the cozy post-Thanksgiving feeling I get from doing whatever I have been doing instead of going Black Friday shopping for as long as I can remember. So here you go, five Black Friday alternatives in LA – a Mojo special for those of you that are staying on campus for Thanksgiving break and would prefer to avoid the utter madness that has come to define Black Friday.