Nov. 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM ET
On this busy shopping day it is a common sight to see men sitting and waiting.
Euel Wilemon, 88, decided to stay in the car while his wife and daughter shopped at the Mall at Barnes Crossing. "I'm taking it easy while my wife and daughter are shopping," he said.
Some men got an early start with the ladies in their life, hoping to get some good deals."Well, we started at about midnight, took a little break, then got back up about 5 o'clock," said Marty Cook, a Myrtle resident who came to the mall with his wife and two daughters.
Some admit shopping is not their idea of fun.
"Boring!" laughed Sapada Thomas of Tipplersville. "Boring long lines. I could be at home watching football."
Rodney Riggs agreed: "I want to get home so I can watch the LSU-Arkansas game."
In the end, these men say they fight the Black Friday crowds out of love and to help keep a happy home.
"I'd rather be doing other things, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do," said Pat Montgomery of Pontotoc.