There's almost nothing I wouldn't do for a good bargain. The feeling of snagging a great deal is somewhat euphoric to me. I know I'm not alone. Take this determined shopper inside Saks Fifth Avenue, for instance.
A video has gone viral of a blonde woman walking up the escalator at the popular store in the wrong direction. The shopper, who's undeniably struggling, is committed to her cause and must really want something on the top floor. Even after skipping two or three steps at once, she still has a difficult time making it to the top.
So what if this awkward attempt was caught on tape? To hell with embarrassment! Come on -- I could totally see myself doing the same thing ... if the price was right. Couldn't you?
Watch the footage for yourself:
That's some true dedication right there. At the end, I was getting nervous she wasn't going to make it! While there's nothing that proves she was trying to score a deal, it sure looks like she's on a mission, doesn't it?
I too have done some silly things in the name of bargain hunting. From pulling an all-nighter gearing up for Black Friday shopping to waiting in a line outside Sports Authority at 4:40 a.m. hoping to find the magical $500 scratch-off coupon (which I did last year!), these experiences are just fun for me. Sure, maybe the whole escalator bit is a little more physically demanding -- but this is what we shopaholics do. I don't know about you, but my family and friends are certainly happy I am the way I am once the holiday season rolls around.
You know what? As long as the store's security didn't come after her, I'm going to say this woman is really on to something. Why pay loads of dollars to join a gym when, if you don't mind the public embarrassment, you can fit in your sweat sesh at the local two-story store of your choice? Admittedly, though, it could be dangerous, with the sharp edges and all. She'd be much smarter to wear the proper elbow, knee, and facial protection the next time.
What crazy things have you done for a good deal?
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