Myrtle Beach bartender not buying into Black Friday hype

November 11, 2013 

Barbie Giovanni at Olive Garden in Myrtle Beach. Photo by Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge.

SIGNATURE DRINK | Italian Margarita (tequila, triple sec, sour mix, shot of amaretto on the side)

BARTENDER | Barbie Giovanni

WHERE | Olive Garden, Myrtle Beach

QUESTION | Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

ANSWER | Yes, about two months ago.

What's the best gift you ever received for Christmas?

When my grandkids make me something.

What's the best gift you've ever given?

I get my kids Lenox ornaments every year.

What's your favorite part about Christmas?

Watching the kids.

Do you typically do your holiday shopping online or in the stores?

Both. I probably do the stores more… I get what I can online.

Any big plans for Black Friday?

Probably stay at home. I don't like to shop in the crowds. I'll stay home and enjoy my leftovers. Sometimes I'll get a good deal online.

What big ticket item do you think would be worth wrestling over on Black Friday?

Years and years ago when my daughter was young we went out for Cabbage Patch Dolls. I did go out one year for a TV for the bedroom, but the lines were too long so I turned around and went back home.

Would you ever camp outside a store for two days before it opens on Black Friday to get a hot item for a cheap price?

No way.

What do you think about the people who do that every year?

I think they're nuts.

What is on your Christmas list this year, as in what gifts do you want to receive?

A T-shirt with the “Big Bang Theory” Soft Kitty on it.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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