Black Friday In 41 Absolutely Horrifying Photos

It’s begun! While you were busy sleeping, enterprising Americans everywhere were getting good deals and not overthinking their life choices.

1. Black Friday started late Thursday night…

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A woman outside a Toys R Us in Times Square.

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2. …just as soon as all these people in Santa hats finished Thanksgiving dinner.

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Customers lined up outside a Toys R Us store in Times Square.

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3. It’s an important event…

A DJ at a Macy’s.

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4. …a time to get serious…

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Shoppers wearing hats.

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5. …put aside your daily distractions…

Baby changing at a Walmart.

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6. …and there’s no time to get tired.

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7. You need to have a plan, friend.

Coordination is key.

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8. Are you headed to a mall…

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Concord Mills Mall, North Carolina.

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Outside the Visalia Mall, California.

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Tyler Mall in Riverside, California.

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Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.

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Santa Monica, California.

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19. …or a particular store?

In New Jersey.

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Forever 21

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Outside Victoria’s Secret in New York City.

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Outside Louis Vuitton.

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Men’s Wearhouse

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26. It can be a nerve-racking decision.

Someone threw up.

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27. Once you’re inside,

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Customers rush to buy purses at the Macy’s store.

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28. …you need a plan too.

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Shoppers enter a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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29. It’s…

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Shoppers enter a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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30. …going to be…

In San Diego.

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31. …a madhouse.

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Shoppers at a Target store in Chicago.

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A boy inside a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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A crowd of shoppers in Burbank, California.

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35. There’s no escaping it.

Rancho Santa Monica, California.

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36. But if all goes well…

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People wait in line at Toys R Us in Times Square.

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37. …eventually you’ll be in line to pay…

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Shoppers wait to pay in Salem, New Hampshire.

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38. …so just try to remain calm.

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A cashier reaches into a box of register tape at a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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39. It can be overwhelming out there.

EMTs called.

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40. Finally: Good planning is all about making a graceful exit…

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People outside a Walmart store in North Bergan, New Jersey.

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41. …and, for once, having the right outfit.

Nailed it.

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