Today was 11.11.11. At 11:11am I made a special wish. Then I wondered if people have celebrated numerically significant days like this in the past. Shortly after wondering, I stumbled upon this archived article from the New York Times, published on November 11, 1911.
What an interesting look into this day 100 years ago!
I also attended Utah's first H&M grand opening with my brother-in-law. We got up super early, arrived around 8:30, and froze our tales off in line for the next 3.5 hours. We made it within the first 500 in line, so we each received a gift card. They ranged from $10-$300, and we both got small amounts. But hey, free money!
Once inside the store, it was CRAZY. As I'm sure you can imagine. Black Friday on steroids. (I don't actually know, I've never done Black Friday.) I wandered around in a frenzied, loud-music-high daze. Finally, I settled on a few basic essential items that were already cheap or marked down for the occasion. I was completely exhausted after waking up early, 27 degree weather, making new overly-enthusiastic friends in line, surviving mobs of people, and complete over stimulation. I can't say that I'll be going to any store grand openings again any time soon, but it was a fun experience and I'm glad we went for it.
Happy Weekend! I hope yours is great!