The day before Thanksgiving.
I couldn't believe how many people were there. I had planned on getting to Costco right when they opened at 10:00, but we didn't get there until after 11:00. By then it was really crowded, but it was still too early for them to be handing out samples, so I didn't even get lunch out of the trip.
The one thing I noticed at both stores was how many older people there were shopping today. I have never seen that many silver haired couples walking the isles of Costco, or that many cruising through the isles of Wal Mart in those little motorized shopping scooters.
Now don't get me wrong, I love older people, I have a great respect for them and I plan on becoming one someday, I just got a kick out of the sheer number of them I saw out shopping for Thanksgiving dinner.
As I was driving home from this shopping trip, my husband called me. I was telling him about all of the senior citizens I saw shopping and then I noticed that the car in front of me was going about 23 miles per hour in a 45 zone. As I looked closer, I could see that the car was being driven by an elderly gentleman who could barely see over the wheel.
In other news, after today, I have decided to do all of my Christmas shopping online.