My friend and myself excitedly look forward to holiday shopping each year. The two of us bundle up in our warmest jackets, gloves and scarves before heading to the mall. The mall usually is best on Black Friday – this is when we hit the most sales! My friend and I save our money for a few weeks, so the two of us have plenty of money for our shopping excursion. Myself and Carol can shop all morning, but our other friend Amanda barely lasts four hours – if and when she joins us, we usually drop her off at home, before the two of us hit Walmart, Target, or Macy’s. Most stores open at 8 A.M. at the mall, so Carol and I got there at 6 A.M. – there was already a big line to go into the mall – Amanda met us around 6:30 A.M. The temperature on our phones read 11 degrees outside as we stood in line, bundled in our winter gear; we were still freezing! When the mall finally opened its doors at 7:30 A.M., herds of people crashed through the doors. The temperature inside the mall wasn’t much warmer than outside. There was a big announcement at the main kiosk; it stated that the mall heating component was not working properly, so none of the stores or main parts of the mall would be warm. My friends and I did not let the lack of flowing heat deter us. We hit as many stores as we possibly could before Amanda wanted to leave. Shortly after brunch, the heating component was repaired. Carol and I were relieved to remove our winter gear and be comfortable. Carol and myself finished more holiday shopping later that afternoon, and we didn’t run into anymore heating problems the rest of our time at the mall. I found a slew of great deals; I even scored the newest gaming system for my twins!