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10 Types of People You'll See Out On Black Friday

Black Friday: It's a nightmare for some and a holiday for others. If you've ever been out shopping the day after Thanksgiving, then you know the chaos that ensues—and the *interesting* kinds of people you're likely to run into.

1. The Determined Mom


She's been around the block a few times, and she knows exactly what she wants. She probably even has a list of gifts, stores, and prices—and she has a plan to check every single item off by the end of the night.

2. The Die-Hard


This is the guy who takes Black Friday WAY too seriously. He's been camped out all night to score his front of the line spot. He may have even missed Thanksgiving altogether. Don't get in his way, or you'll find yourself on the ground quicker than you can say, "75 percent off."

3. The Wide-Eyed Rookie


One of their family members desperately needed a Black Friday wingman. It's their first time arm wrestling a stranger for a toaster oven, and they'll never be the same.

4. The Prepared Veteran


They've done ALL the research. They know which stores will offer the best deals and probably have a few coupon cutouts paper clipped in their wallet. They also know how to navigate the sea of shoppers—AKA, the competition.

5. The Tattletale


This is the lady who's determined to follow all the rules, and make sure everyone else does, too. If she sees someone digging into those tupperware sets a minute too early, she'll be there to inform an employee, stat. Line jumpers? Not on her watch.

6. The Unattended Children


While their parents debate over which flat screen TV will fit in their living room, the kids roam free about the store dribbling basketballs and sword-fighting with toilet plungers.

7. The Hoarder


This is the person who finds a good deal and proceeds to grab as many as their little arms can carry. Just one thing isn't enough. They can't stand the thought of other shoppers swooping in to steal the deals, so they have a couple of shopping carts to drag along their loot.

8. The Over-Caffeinated


Starbucks is their FUEL. They probably had a cup of coffee or two at home first, and then proceeded to purchase more because they couldn't resist that red holiday Starbz cup. They're bushy-tailed and awake for now, but they'll crash pretty hard a few hours in.

9. The Spoiled Kid


Fairly easy to spot: look for a tween trudging behind their parents, eyes glued to their phone screen, probably tweeting about how "lame" this all is. They only agreed to tag along because they knew they'd get a new laptop or a pair of UGG boots.

10. The Employee Who Just Wants to Go Home


Black Friday is pure chaos, and they're the ones who have to organize it. Remember to be kind to those trapped working on the busiest shopping day of the year. Workers, we're thankful for YOU.

Sierra Burgos

Sierra is an Editorial Intern and Drake University student who was born and raised in California. When she's not dishing on Hollywood's hottest, she enjoys experimenting with beauty and fashion, watching videos of puppies, spending time outdoors, and basically living at Chipotle.

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