My daughter learned an important lesson this weekend. On Thanksgiving night, she went with three friends to a nearby mall to experience Black Friday madness at midnight. It’s the sort of thing you do when you’re 18 and willing to try all sorts of new things.

When I saw her the next day, she reported that, although they walked around for 4 hours, she hadn’t bought anything, was annoyed by the crowds of people, and would never do it again.

In other words, she’s my daughter.