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November 2015 - Volume 12 - Issue 5
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Publisher's Note

Black Friday should actually be called The Hunger Games. People trample each other and the winner gets a $20 crock pot.  - unknown

I woke up this morning, looked at the calendar and it said NOVEMBER! To say that 2015 is disappearing at the speed of sound would be an understatement. So what do you think about when you see November appear on your calendar? Some people immediately focus on Thanksgiving, others think two months until Christmas. But in the Felix household (my household – not Carol’s) November screams Black Friday — basically the day we spend the most money AFTER the day we say we’re grateful for what we already have …
 
But seriously, this year promises to be epic because the Felix numbers will increase by 7 when our Atlanta AND Canadian branches visit for the holiday (we’re pretending it’s for Thanksgiving but since Carol’s never even touched a turkey they’re definitely not coming for the food.) But what Carol is really worried about is that the last time we did Black Friday en masse, I ended up with so many steals and deals I was giving them away to other people. Doesn’t every household with grandchildren need 5 backup boxes of 120 crayons?
 
Needless to say, Black Friday isn’t for the faint of heart. You need to wake up early (in recent years, you don’t even go to sleep), you have to do your research, plan your itinerary, and allocate your people power. It’s certainly not for the shopping amateur (so we leave Carol home with the kids). Just staying safe in the anarchy of the big box stores is a concern because even the best adrenalin rush isn’t a cure for being rammed by an out-of-control shopping cart or determined shopper.
 
But this year, we have a secret weapon — the Atlanta Felix RV will be on location.  No doubt, just the thought of a private bathroom, stocked kitchen, and a comfortable waiting zone, will inspire me to track down the deals of the season. So if on November 28th, you find yourself in desperate need of a large screen TV, laptop, blender, luggage, basically anything that can be sold in the continental United States, don’t fight the crowds, call me, and come shop in our garage!

 Charles Felix can be reached at charles@southfloridahospitalnews.com.

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