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I never want to hear the term “Black Friday” again.


It has always astonished me ____ (1) people go so crazy during the Black Friday sales. It surely can´t be all that important to get a discount on some inanimate object? What I am going to do in this little article is talk about some of the things that have happened to me while suffering Black Friday in what I can only describe as savage event. I don´t normally spend a great deal of time shopping in January, but my other half insisted on venturing to the shopping centre and that we needed ____ (2) new pots and pans, so I didn´t really have a choice. It all started on the opening of the doors at 9.00 am, there was already a massive queue that stretched around the block and some of them had ____ (3) waiting there since the early hours. People got really nervous before opening and now I know why. As soon ____ (4) the doors opened it turned into a stampede. It was as ____ (5) everyone had turned into a wild animal. I was so surprised as you can see old ladies of 70 hitting and pushing people, also mothers with their children shouting and screaming. I truly believe that it is the advertisers fault for all of this craziness. They should ____ (6) be allowed to pressure people into buying these products. Most people don´t even need them. If it were my choice, I would never go back. This year I was pushed to the ground and I hurt ____ (7) knee, now I can´t run in my race on Saturday and in the end we went ____ (8) the most expensive pans that I have ever seen in my life. Now, I´m broke, what a disaster!



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