Yes - I totally agree with you, or at least I would, if that was what my mom was buying during these sal-- (argh - almost said it!) But no, she uses it to buy stuff she just knows that one day in the next 100 years we maybe, possibly, might need. For example - she saw that one store was having a price drop on ceramic gravy boats. Well - don't you know, she set her alarm so she could get on line at 4am to wait for the store to open. No she wasn't buying *just* a gravy boat - she bought fifteen gravy boats - their entire stock. Then she stacked them in the basement, because we already had a perfectly good gravy boat, but you just never know when that gravy boat shortage might occur ... you know?
Okay, so that actually never happened, but it could have because that's how nuts my Mom gets this time of year with all the sal.. (No!! I'm not going to say it!) She gets all giddy, makes her lists, plots out what stores she is going to hit, and then sets out while it's still dark out. She says it makes her happy, but then she comes home all frustrated and exhausted.
Sounds fun huh? I seriously don't get it - I mean what part of waiting in line and battling crowds for hours is fun? Every time I ask her, though, she tells me I'll understand when I'm older. Nope. Not going to happen. But Mom likes it ... let's just hope this year there are no gravy boats for sale! AAAHHHHH I said it!!