Black Friday Zombies

Black Friday Is Like Zombie Apocalypse

As I was waiting in line at the cash registers at Wal-Mart at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, I saw this tweet from @LauraLPotts: "Black Friday is like zombie apocalypse: you're either one of them, or you're locked inside praying that loved ones don't get trampled."

Of course, I was "one of them." I arrived at Wal-Mart in Oak Ridge at 8:30 p.m. the night before Black Friday with a team of five. We all had our hit list, cell phones charged, tennis shoes laced up tight, credit cards in pocket, and white knuckles clasping buggies.

A few of the rules from the movie Zombieland always apply to Black Friday shopping:

• Cardio.

• Travel light.

• Clean socks.

• When in doubt, know your way out.

• The buddy system.

• Limber up.

—Kathleen Atkins,, Nov. 28, 2011