It's because I've worked in retail.
Sales start earlier and last longer now than when I last sold shoes and shotguns to suburbanites. I hated working those days, people tearing through racks, leaving trails of carnage in their wake. People scooping from the shelves everything they could hold even though they didn't need it. Fun fact about that kind of shopping? About half the stuff gets returned over the course of the next few weeks, and is restocked and then resold at non-sale prices. I hated it, and I would never do that to anyone.
On a positive note, I don't feel like I'm missing out. I'm not into disposable electronics or giving people presents that were half off but that they don't really like. And I don't have to.
I'll be shopping locally, at places like AK Starfish Co. and 2 Friends gallery.
I'll be shopping online
For everybody that I can't take care of at places like that, it'll be books and cupcake-of-the-month clubs.
This Friday I hope to wake late, drink coffee and eat leftover Raspberry Trifle (recipe compliments of the wonderful @caitpeterson), read, play with my son, eat, and probably nap.
What are your favorite places to shop where you don't actually have to worry about being trampled?