It seems that every year there is a collection of people who get up super early and head to the various stores in search of a great deal. And with that, there is also a division into camps as to should or should not the early morning shopping occur or are they just a bunch of crazies. I headed out yesterday to the throng, after a late start due to sleeping in just a bit. I checked on other friends who had been shopping and now were returning home, only to read how they had met crowds of unfriendly and rude people. Apparently, there were grouchy people galore. However, when I ventured out I found just the opposite. Shoppers were helping each other. Drivers were waving people to cross in front of them with a smile. A lost little girl was returned to her mommy. I heard laughter, pleasant conversation, and of course sleepy yawns. All in all, a good way to kick off (and nearly finish) the Christmas shopping.