Buzz·Posted on Nov 23, 2012Black Friday In 41 Absolutely Horrifying PhotosIt's begun! While you were busy sleeping, enterprising Americans everywhere were getting good deals and not overthinking their life choices.by Scott LambBuzzFeed, VP of InternationalFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Black Friday started late Thursday night... Carlo Allegri / Reuters A woman outside a Toys R Us in Times Square. 2. ...just as soon as all these people in Santa hats finished Thanksgiving dinner. Carlo Allegri / Reuters Customers lined up outside a Toys R Us store in Times Square. 3. It's an important event... instagram.com A DJ at a Macy's. 4. ...a time to get serious... Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters Shoppers wearing hats. 5. ...put aside your daily distractions... Twitter: @PaigeAshley_2 Baby changing at a Walmart. 6. ...and there's no time to get tired. instagram.com 7. You need to have a plan, friend. Twitter: @casssandramarie Coordination is key. 8. Are you headed to a mall... instagram.com 9. Twitter: @Hidemir1280 Concord Mills Mall, North Carolina. 10. instagram.com Outside the Visalia Mall, California. 11. instagram.com Tyler Mall in Riverside, California. 12. instagram.com Tyson's Corner, Virginia. 13. instagram.com Santa Monica, California. 14. Twitter: @Bretthoyt Wisconsin. 15. instagram.com 16. Twitter: @sayruhchas 17. instagram.com 18. Twitter: @sarahcornishh 19. ...or a particular store? instagram.com In New Jersey. 20. Twitter: @maddie1089 Forever 21 21. instagram.com H&M 22. Twitter: @SuzieFranchise Outside Victoria's Secret in New York City. 23. instagram.com Outside Louis Vuitton. 24. Twitter: @TammyPalmerNews Best Buy 25. Twitter: @Kackzarshner Men's Wearhouse 26. It can be a nerve-racking decision. Twitter: @10akbrooks Someone threw up. 27. Once you're inside, Carlo Allegri / Reuters Customers rush to buy purses at the Macy's store. 28. ...you need a plan too. Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters Shoppers enter a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire. 29. It's... Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters Shoppers enter a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire. 30. ...going to be... instagram.com In San Diego. 31. ...a madhouse. John Gress / Reuters Shoppers at a Target store in Chicago. 32. Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters A boy inside a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire. 33. instagram.com 34. Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters A crowd of shoppers in Burbank, California. 35. There's no escaping it. instagram.com Rancho Santa Monica, California. 36. But if all goes well... Carlo Allegri / Reuters People wait in line at Toys R Us in Times Square. 37. ...eventually you'll be in line to pay... Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters Shoppers wait to pay in Salem, New Hampshire. 38. ...so just try to remain calm. Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters A cashier reaches into a box of register tape at a Toys R Us in Manchester, New Hampshire. 39. It can be overwhelming out there. Twitter: @stevie_lynne EMTs called. 40. Finally: Good planning is all about making a graceful exit... Eric Thayer / Reuters People outside a Walmart store in North Bergan, New Jersey. 41. ...and, for once, having the right outfit. Twitter: @meljmor Nailed it.